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EKU Resources

Software Tips and Tricks for individuals with disabilities .doc file

Equal Opportunity Office The Equal Opportunity Office is responsible for developing the University's affirmative action program and for maintaining data on all employment activity. The staff reviews university policies, practices, and procedures for compliance, monitors the University's recruitment and selection activities, handles discrimination/harassment complaint resolution, offers workshops and training programs, and coordinates immigration petitions.

Student Support Services

ADA Awareness & Accessibility Committee
This task force promotes awareness and provides information to educate the university community about the skills, rights, and values of people with all disabilities.

Services for Individuals with Disabilities
Advocacy, campus-wide services for individuals with disabilities, EKU handicapped parking permits, sign language interpreters, assistive listening devices, notetaking services, adaptive equipment, and accessible housing.

Interpreting Services for Students

Interpreting Services for Faculty
Direct link to request form

EKU Voice/Telecommunications for the Deaf
EKU's TTY directory

Sorenson Videophone locations and other information

Campus Accessibility Map

Interpreting and Note Taking Services

University Diversity Committee

Web Accessibility at EKU

State of Kentucky Resources

Assisted Living Directory for Kentucky

Governor's ADA Task force on Postsecondary Education Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) coordinators from each of Kentucky’s postsecondary institutions have organized a group to help universities, colleges, technical colleges and community colleges offer better access to higher education to students with disabilities.

Kentucky ADA Initiative informs people with disabilities of their rights and available programs

Foothills Express (transportation for disabled) for residents of Clark, Estill, Madison, and Powell counties

Kentucky Vocational Rehabilitation The Kentucky Office of Vocational Rehabilitation
assists Kentuckians with disabilities to achieve suitable employment and independence.

KCDHH (Kentucky Commission on the Deaf and Hard of Hearing) an immense resource for all issues pertaining to hearing loss, accessibility, education and technology

Kentucky Department for the Blind The Kentucky Office for the Blind is a state government rehabilitation agency that offers assistance to persons who are blind or visually impaired. We also provide various services for employers interested in hiring or accommodating workers who have a vision loss.

The Kentucky Business Leadership Network A business-led organization that serves as a clearinghouse for busy Kentucky employers who are interested in hiring qualified employees with disabilities or retaining employees who recently may have acquired a disability. Included within our area of expertise are resources and access to information regarding accommodating and retaining older workers.

Hire Disability Solutions Increasing independence, encouraging people to see abilities before disabilities, and demonstrating that corporate goals and disability goals can match.

Capacity Building and Cultural Competence When Working With Minority Populations
The presentation will describe the researchers' conceptual framework for cultural competence training, review the factors that determine cultural diversity, and summarize their training activities in this area to date. Cultural diversity is constantly challenging our ability to outreach and effectively involve minority individuals with disabilities in research projects and/or services. This web cast provides important information to members of the NIDRR researcher community on diversity and research outreach as well as other interested parties.

Support Groups

Bluegrass Chapter of CHADD meeting schedule


US Census Individuals with Disabilities Statistics

National Center on Disability and Access to Education

Parallel but Not Equal: The Language Gap at the Olympic and Paralympic Games

The Chronicle of Higher Education: "Paying Attention to Students Who Can't "

Computer Science Majors Get Tools To Build Accessibility Into Software

FAME (Faculty & Administrator Modules in Higher Education) Designed as a professional development tool for use in higher education, this site contains information on how college faculty, administrators, disability service providers, and students can work individually and collaboratively to improve the accommodations, teaching-learning process, and overall campus environment for students with disabilities.

Adaptive Device Locator System - an online service that produces a list of vendors for the assistive device you need.

Autism Society of Ohio's Parent Guide to Autism Spectrum Disorders - great resource even if you don’t live in Ohio. This manual provides an overview of the world of autism spectrum disorders (ASD). It was developed by Ohio parents of individuals with ASD who have a broad range of experience with interventions, resources and services.

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