EDUCATION > Disability Studies at Temple University


October 2019

  • Class ends 12-3 Temple Event Terra Infirma: Disability Ethics (class started in September)

    Tuesday, September 3 to Tuesday, December 3, 2019
    4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
    MERB (Medical School) 910

    Questions or to Register: or 2-3664

    Fall 2019 - UBTH 5230 (CRN 42459)

    Join us as we explore:

    Foundations of Disability
    definitions, disparities, stigma, bias, intersectionality

    Ethical Dilemmas and Applied Skills
    ethics of pre-natal genetic testing, organ transplant eligibility, determining competency and consent, debating 'dignity of risk' and 'duty of care', establishing best interest

    & much more!

    Focusing on the relationships among disability, disparities, intersectionality, and ethics, this course will provide both a solid introduction to disability studies and a conceptual toolbox through which to recognize, analyze, and approach ethical dilemmas.

    Instructor: Kate Fialkowski, MA Director of Academic Programs, Institute on Disabilities

  • 10-3 to 10-5 The 2nd International Conference on Disability Studies, Arts & Education

    Thursday, October 3 to Saturday, October 5, 2019
    Moore College of Art & Design
    1916 Race Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19103

    Conference Information/Tickets

  • 10-22 Temple Event Making Digital Materials Accessible (First workshop in a four workshop series)

    Tuesday, October 22, 2019, 1 PM
    Charles Library Room 315

    Workshop Information

    This workshop will introduce the basics of accessible design (making materials usable for disabled learners). Participants will learn how to use accessibility checkers, develop relevant workflows, and utilize state-of-the-art tools for a wide-range of differently-abled learners. This will include making accessible publications, documents, slide-decks, videos, audio recordings, and documentation, as well as demonstrating some common accessibility features available on phones, tablets, and computers. Participants will be provided with practice exercises and light reading.

  • 10-30 Temple Event Every Body: Disability Encounter Speaker Series

    Wednesday, October 30, 2019, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    Room 104 Architecture at Tyler and Room 319D MERB at Lewis Katz School of Medicine

    Registration is recommended.

    Please join Doug Bucci in this first-person narrative: "Thinking Organically in a Digital World."

    Lecture: Doug Bucci is a designer and educator in the field of jewelry. His work utilizes digital processes to explore and display biological systems and the effect of disease on the body. This talk explores his personal narrative and how his own illness and artistic research and expression have informed each other. Dr. Barbara Simon will join Doug in conversation providing her first-hand perspectives as both an endocrinologist and as a family member.

    Note that this lecture will simultaneously span 2 settings: Doug will be presenting from Tyler School of Art + Architecture and Dr. Barbara Simon will join us from MERB, Lewis Katz School of Medicine.

    Learning Objectives:
    - Learn how individuals uniquely process illness/diagnosis as part of identity.
    - Consider the possibilities for creative expression of individual embodiment.

    For more information: Doug Bucci's website

    This event is for students only.

    The Every Body series is funded through a grant from Temple University's Presidential Humanities and Arts Research Program Grant, and in collaboration with The Institute on Disabilities, Lewis Katz School of Medicine, Center for Bioethics and Urban Health Policy, Tyler School of Art + Architecture.

November 2019

  • 11-3 About Us: Readings from New York Times Disability Series

    Sunday, November 3, 2019, 2 PM - 4 PM
    UPenn's LGBT Center, Goodhand Room
    3907 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104

    This reading of essays from the disability series of The New York Times will feature Philadelphia contributors Ona Gritz, Anne Kaier, and Dan Simpson.

    Light refreshments after the reading. Sponsored by U. Penn's Disability Studies working group.

  • 11-6 Temple Event Assistive Technology Expo

    Wednesday, November 6, 2019, 1 PM - 3 PM
    Gittis Student Center, Room 217 A & B, 2nd floor

    Expo Information

    See devices for recreation, low-vision, hearing loss, daily activities, communication, learning and more!

    Sponsored by THRC 2203 and 5204 students.

  • 11-12 Temple Event Access Abilities, an Introduction to Accessibility in Apple Products

    Tuesday, November 12, 2019, 9 AM - 3 PM
    Gittis Student Center, Room 200, 2nd floor

    Event Registration/Details

    Learn about Apple accessibility and try out assistive devices for free!

    Registration is required.

    Sponsored by Institute on Disabilities at Temple University.

  • 11-13 to 11-15 Mid-Atlantic ADA Update: The 26th Annual Conference on the Americans with Disabilities Act

    Wednesday, November 13 to Friday, November 15, 2019
    Philadelphia 201 Hotel
    201 North 17th Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19103

    Conference Registration/Information

    Hosted by the Mid-Atlantic ADA Center.

  • 11-18 Temple Event The 1st Shared Decision Making Forum in Mental Health

    Monday, November 18, 2019, 9 AM - 5 PM
    Walk Auditorium - Ritter Hall, Main Campus

    Forum Registration/Information

    National and international shared decision making experts will gather in Philadelphia to discuss current work, share ideas, and explore future opportunities to collaborate. Anyone with an interest in shared decision making in mental health is welcome to attend.

    RSVP by November 4, 2019.

    Hosted by the Temple University College of Public Health.

  • 11-21 to 11-22 American Mental Wellness Assoc. National Conference

    Thursday, November 21 to Friday, November 22, 2019
    Radisson Hotel Harrisburg
    Camp Hill, PA

    Conference Details/Registration

December 2019

  • 12-3 3rd Annual Independence Day of People with Disabilities Show

    Tuesday, December 3, 2019, 6 PM - 8:30 PM
    Philadelphia Film Center
    1412 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102

    Disabilities Show Tickets/Information

    The 3rd Annual International Day of People with Disabilities Show is a celebration of all disabilities around the world. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Program begins at 6 p.m. Reception with food, cash bar, live music, poetry, sponsor tables, and door prizes.

    Questions, please call Vicki Landers at (267)788-5946.

    Sponsors: Disability Pride Philadelphia Inc, Access Point PHL, and Pond, Lehocky, Stern, Giordano

Institute on Disabilities at Temple University
University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Education, Research and Service