Submit Nominations for 2023 U of A Disability Awareness Recognition and Awards

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U of A Disability Awareness award and Reasonable Accommodation flyers.

Do you know an employee supervisor, educator, campus leader, student advocate or community member who has made accommodation and accessibility a priority for their efforts on campus? Please consider nominating that person for consideration for the U of A Disability Recognition Awards this year.

For the second year, the Office of Accommodation and Accessible Services in collaboration with the Center for Educational Access is working to recognize the efforts of campus community members who have worked to help create an "ADA Friendly" campus and a sense of belonging for all individuals with disabilities.

These awards highlight the importance of the involvement of the entire campus community in providing accommodations and promoting accessibility for all employees, students, and visitors to the University of Arkansas. As we strive to become a welcoming and accessible campus, the contributions of our faculty, staff, students, and community partners are key to that effort, and are deserving of recognition.

Link to awards nomination form.

Awards categories

Advocate for Equity in Accessibility Award: recognizes individuals who have promoted accessibility and/or affected positive changes that have improved accessibility within the campus community to ensure that all individuals enjoy all the benefits of campus life. These advocates work behind the scenes to remove barriers.

Inclusive Education Award: recognizes a faculty member or academic leadership who has contributed to the enhancement of an inclusive educational environment or equitable opportunities for students.

Inclusive Employment Award: recognizes supervisors, managers or departments leaders who have worked to hire and retain employees with disabilities, and to recognize Best Practices affecting employees with disabilities within the workplace. This award recognizes the efforts of individuals who go above and beyond what is minimally or just legally required to create an inclusive welcoming working environment.

Student Advocate Award: recognizes outstanding efforts by an undergraduate or graduate student in representing disability identity, building community on campus, or by increasing campus access through their advocacy or involvement.

Awards event information

The University of Arkansas Disability Awards Recognition and Awards Ceremony, an in-person event, will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 25, at Arkansas Union rooms 507-509. Chancellor Charles F. Robinson will open the formal awards ceremony at 11:30 a.m. University of Arkansas Disability Recognition Awards. Refreshments will be served.

Registration information: Please contact Accommodation & Accessibility Services if you are interested in attending this awards celebration at 479-575-6208, or access@uark.edu.

Contacts

Aaron McCullough, director of accommodation and accessibility services and ADA coordinator
Office of Accommodation and Accessible Services
479-575-6208, am279@uark.edu

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