You can’t miss the 29th Annual Pacific Rim Conference on Disability and Diversity, 2013: Being in Community, April 29th & 30th, 2013 at the Hawaii Convention Center in Honolulu. Formally called the Pacific Rim International Conference on Disabilities, Pacrim is one of the world’s top rated international educational offerings. The 2013 Call for Proposals will be open from August 1, 2012 through December 14, 2012. We want your proposals! We are looking for your creative ideas to build the just, sustainable and inclusive future we all want! We have many topic areas relevant to educators and researchers including Teach to Reach, Indigenous and Native Hawaiian Education, Post-Secondary Education and much more. To learn more visit: www.pacrim.hawaii.edu, email email@example.com or call us at (808)956-7539
Dec 04 2012
Sep 28 2012
Aug 08 2012
One of my highlights of this Olympics has been watching Oscar Pistorius compete in the 400m. We were screaming at the television willing him on, on Saturday when he ran in the qualifying round. And when he qualified for the semi-finals, we were chuffed beyond words. Yes, there was disappointment when he didn’t make it through to the finals, but that image of Kirani James swapping name tags with Oscar on the track at the end of the race – that will stay with me forever.
Kirani James was interviewed by BBC sport after the race and they asked him how the race was for him – he said that he was honoured to be running a race with Oscar Pistorius. This time he didn’t make the finals. However, by walking out on that track and competing with the likes of Kirani James, Oscar has shown us that anything is possible.
Jul 27 2012
Cassie Mitchell, a research engineer in Georgia Tech’s Biomedical Engineering department, will compete in this summer’s Paralympics in London. Mitchell, a track and field athlete, was featured in a recent broadcast by a TV station in her home state of Oklahoma. She also has a web site with more information.
The Muskcogee (Oklahoma) Phoenix has also published a story on Ms. Mitchell.
Cassie placed fourth in three events: the women’s 100 and 200 meter track events and the women’s discuss throw.
Jun 22 2012
The Georgia Tech Research Institute has launched a program called Homelab that uses a network of volunteers to test new products for seniors. According to the Homelab web site, “remain safe, live healthy lifestyles, manage chronic conditions, remember to take medications, or remain connected with community and caregivers.” The Homelab product was recently covered by Georgia Public Broadcasting.
May 29 2012
This is a great opportunity to enjoy the game and get to know the Deaf community and its great athletes coming from all over the States. The Mike Glenn Foundation is a non-profit organization that runs on donations: time, money or anything we can use during camp week. You have to understand that this camp is free for all the participants – they only pay a $25 registration fee. Most needed items are food, rental cars, drinks. If you know, by any chance , anyone that works in this sectors and is willing to help us out with items or monetary donations, we will be forever grateful. You can visit www.mikeglenn.com to find more information about the camp or please do not hesitate to contact Adesi Brown at firstname.lastname@example.org and/or 404.729.1025.
Apr 23 2012
From journalist Keith Whitney over at Atlanta TV station WXIA – an article about Tech students using the Xbox Kinect to assist in education. Read the article.
Mar 23 2012
Jan 27 2012
Meg Lynch, a student at the University of Wisconsin, does not let snow, ice and rocky terrain get between her and her biology fieldwork. Meg, who uses a wheelchair, recently completed a week long, hands-on course on identifying wolf tracks in the wild. This is a unique story about how a university is providing the “wheels” to students who otherwise would be confined to the classroom.
Oct 26 2011
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