National Technical Assistance Center (NTAC-AAPI)

“to increase employment opportunities for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders with Disabilities” - FUNDED BY: U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION, REHABILITATION SERVICES ADMINISTRATION


Semi-Monthly e.News – February 15, 2005
You can find this and previous issues of e.News online at

~ Announcements

~ Positions Available

~ Resources

~ Institutes / Conferences

~ Research / Publications / Articles



NTAC-AAPI Activities


Invitation to Attend the NTAC-AAPI Pacific Rim Conference Network Meeting - February 28th, 2005, Sheraton Waikiki, Suite 3118, 2:30-3:30 p.m

The National Technical Assistance Center for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (NTAC-AAPI) with Disabilities invites you to a network member meeting at the Pacific Rim 21st Annual Conference at the Waikiki Sheraton in Honolulu.  The meeting will take place on February 28th, 2005 at the Sheraton Waikiki in Suite 3118 from 2:30-3:30 p.m.  Topics to be discussed are AAPI’s with disabilities and increasing employment opportunities from utilizing our Hire.US database, Disability Mentoring program, and other collaboration strategies.  All are invited to attend.  Refreshments provided! For more information please contact Amy Nawatani, Traning Coordinator at 808-956-0947 or


Become an NTAC-AAPI mentor today!  
Despite passage of numerous laws such as the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), people with disabilities continue to be unemployed and under-employed at staggering rates.  Mentoring is one concrete way to promote the employment of people with disabilities and develop lasting relationships in your community.  By bringing employers and people with disabilities together, we can help break down employers’ fears about hiring people with disabilities and increase the confidence of persons with disabilities to secure gainful employment.


Mark Your Calendars for Your Professional Development and Retreat in Sunny Hawaii!
Pac Rim 2005 Conference on Disability (CDS & NTAC) - February 28 - March 1, 2005 More information under “ Institutes/Conferences in this e.News.

National Capacity Building Institute: Enhancing Transition to Postsecondary Education and Employment for Youth with Disabilities through Culturally Relevant Supports, Services, and Education Multiple Identities/Multiple Strengths - March 2-3, 2005

Sheraton Waikiki Hotel, Honolulu, Hawai’i

This CBI will critically explore the successful preparation for and transition to postsecondary education and employment for youth with disabilities in the context of cultural and linguistic diversity. Speakers will offer suggestions fo practices that create or strengthen culturally relevant support services, educational environments, assessment tools, and community/family partnerships. Presentations, workshops, and roundtable discussions will cover: *Specific strategies for identifying and transforming hidden biases that undermine full access and success for youth with disabilities in education, transition, and employment. *Professional development information, training, resources for educators, support professionals, and employers. *Empowering and supporting students, family members, and community members to participate in the transition process. *Understanding the over representation in special education / under representation in gifted/talented programs of students from diverse backgrounds and how this effects the transition process. *Ensuring improvements in professional development for persons working with youth with disabilities in secondary and postsecondary education settings.

The Institute is free to participants. Registration is required. Register online at: For more information or to register by mail please contact Velina Sugiyama, NCSET, Center on Disability Studies, 1776 University Avenue, UA 4-6, Honolulu, HI 96822. Tel: 808-956-5688. Fax: 808-956-7878. Email:


Multicultural Competence Online Course in Development Stage

NTAC-AAPI is in the developmental stage of creating a credit online course about Multicultural Competence in Working with AAPIs with disabilities.  It is planned to be a web-based, graduate-level distance-learning course offered through the Center on Disability Studies at the University of Hawaii.  It will be open to interested VR counselors, community rehabilitation providers, and educators who have completed a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent.  We would like to assess the demand for this type of course offering.  If you or members of your organization might be interested in enrolling in this prospective course, please email Christine Su at, with an enrollment estimate.  If you would like additional information on the course as it progresses, please include your full name and contact information as well.  Thank you!


NTAC-AAPIs Hire.Us Program
Congratulations to NYSD for registering and becoming a part of our Hire.Us Employer database!  Congratulations also to Diane Bass and Shantil Smith for registering and becoming a part of our Hire.Us Employee database!  What is the Hire.Us program? Fast, Effective, and Free! The National Technical Assistance Center’s HIRE.US program (Hire Interested and Ready Employees in the U.S.) is a time-saving personnel resource. HIRE.US offers college students, and recent graduates, with disabilities the opportunity to market their skills and abilities to employers across the United States free of charge. Your student profile information will be available to governments and businesses across America. Employers nationwide identify both temporary and permanent employees from qualified college students with disabilities in a wide variety of fields.


Disability Mentoring Day (DMD) - Ongoing!

Want hands-on experience in a career of your choice for a day? NTAC-AAPI will match you with a mentor in a career you would like to pursue.  Our last DMD day was a great success where 16 mentees were mentored by the City and County of Honolulu, Hawaii Film Studios, Senator Arakaki's office, the Hilton Hawaiian Village, KKEA, the Department of Parks and Recreation, Design Systems, VSA arts of Hawaii Artsplace, The Hawaii State Department of Health, and the Castle Medical Center.  In addition, Mayor Jeremy Harris issued NTAC-AAPI and DMD local coordinators a proclamation acknowledging the efforts and participation of all parties involved.  For information on future Disability Mentoring Days please contact Amy Nawatani, Training Coordinator at 808-956-0947 or email at


Vocational Rehabilitation agency can also take advantage of our database to increase employment opportunities of its job-ready clients! Send their resumes to be placed in the HIRE.US database! NTAC will actively recruit employers for those who entered into this HIRE.US database. In addition, NTAC will add your agency name to our list of collaborators. This will allow for free advertisement on our website and once via email in our periodic e-newsletter, with over 2,000 people on the distribution list.
For more information, please visit, or for more information please contact Amy Nawatani, Training Coordinator, at or 808-956-0947, TTY 808-956-2890.


NTAC-AAPI Subcontractor Activities

Brain Respiration Festival: “Creating a Peaceful Brain” – March 26, 2005

Includes BR Video, Power Brain Dance and Partner Do In, Report of Results of Maryknoll Pilot Study and Presentation of the BR Vision for Hawaii, Presentation of the “Healing Family Program”, BR Kids Demonstration, BR Instructor’s Demonstration, Demonstration of Master,  and BR Workshop. To register or for more information, call 942-0003.


National & International

Secretary of Labor Elaine L. Chao Calls for 2005 New Freedom Initiative Award Nominations

Labor Secretary Elaine L. Chao called upon non-profits, small businesses, corporations and individuals that have demonstrated exemplary and innovative efforts in advancing the employment and workplace environment of people with disabilities to submit their entries for the 2005 "Secretary of Labor's New Freedom Initiative Award."





Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services: Recreational Programs - Closing Date: March 29, 2005

The purpose of the Recreational Programs is to provide individuals with disabilities with recreational activities and related experiences to aid in their employment, mobility, socialization, independence, and community integration. Recreation Programs initiate local recreation projects that will continue after Federal assistance ends. Recreational

services include, but are not limited to, vocational skills development, leisure education, leisure networking, leisure resource development, physical education and sports, scouting and camping, 4-H activities, music, dancing, handicrafts, art, and homemaking. Recreational services do not include the construction of facilities for aquatic rehabilitation therapy. Projects must provide recreational services to individuals with

disabilities in settings with peers who are not individuals with disabilities. For detailed information go to:



Call for Papers: PACIBER 2005 Annual Meeting - July 2-5, 2005

The Pacific Asian Consortium for International Business Education and Research (PACIBER) was created in 1988 as a consortium of 27 leading universities dedicated to bridging the gap by establishing linkages to promote international business education, research and exchange of information among faculty and students. Up to eight papers will be presented at the annual PACIBER meeting in Toronto, Canada on July 2 - 5, 2005. Some travel support will be provided. All papers will be reviewed by the PACIBER Research Committee. Please submit your paper via email to the PACIBER Secretariat ( by February 28, 2005. For more information on the meeting or abstracts of previous research papers, please visit our website at


2005 China - International Education and Culture Tour – March 29-31, 2005

Beijing, China

The 3-day Programme offers you great opportunities for developing your education business in China through the meetings with officials of Beijing Municipal UNESCO Clubs Association, school leaders and potential international students. Besides you can gain the knowledge of international student placement policy in China, your programme information will be hosted in the national website


Wednesday, February 16, 2005 beginning at 8:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, 7:00 Central, 6:00 Mountain, and 5:00 Pacific

The Meting of the Minds Online Book Discussion Group will be discussing the nonfiction work The Difference that Disability Makes by Rod Michalko. A blind Canadian professor articulates the way society perceives people with handicaps and usually associates impairment with suffering. The author explores why disabled persons are either feared or considered useless, illustrating with anecdotes from his own experience.


AAA Minority Dissertation Fellowship Program

The American Anthropological Association invites minority doctoral candidates in anthropology to apply for a dissertation writing fellowship of $10,000. The annual AAA Minority Dissertation Fellowship is intended to encourage members of ethnic minorities to complete doctoral degrees in anthropology, thereby increasing diversity in the discipline and/or promoting research on issues of concern among minority populations. For more information on the American Anthropological Association's Minority Dissertation Fellowship, go to


School Excellence Award – deadline June 1, 2005

Kurzweil Educational Systems, Inc. cordially invites you, or a deserving school, teacher, or student you know, to apply for one of the following Kurzweil 3000 Software Awards:

School Excellence Award, Teaching Excellence Award, Scholastic Excellence Award,  or New for 2005 - Innovator of the Year Award. Kurzweil 3000 is reading, writing and learning software for struggling students, and is widely recognized as the most comprehensive and integrated solution for addressing language and literacy difficulties. The software uses a multisensory approach – presenting printed or electronic text on the computer screen with added visual and audible accessibility. It incorporates a host of dynamic features including powerful decoding, study skills and test taking tools designed to adapt to each individual’s learning style and promote active learning.

For more information on these awards, please go to, or email


Distance Education Made Accessible! – March 2-4, 2005

The National Center on Disability and Access to Education (NCDAE) is offering the UHM faculty, staff, and students the opportunity to participate in 3 sessions focused on accessible technologies for all students. The Center on Disability Studies, UHM, is sponsoring these informative workshops on March 2 and March 4.  All software will be

provided at no cost by NCDAE. If you are interested in attending one or all of the sessions, please email Sheryl Saito, Center on Disability Studies,, Ph. 808-956-3164.


PBS Documentary Countdown! Six Weeks - Debuts Tuesday, Feb. 15 nationwide

Welcome to 2005. It's going to be a breakout year! Mark Feb. 15 on your calendar for the PBS nationwide broadcast debut of "ON A ROLL: Family, Disability and The American Dream Five years in the making, this award-winning documentary is an honest, insightful and sometimes brutal portrait of radio talk show host, Greg Smith, a man who refuses to allow his severe disability to keep him from living the American Dream. Greg is very excited about the film and what it can do to help

People with disabilities get a bigger slice of the media pie. Read his recent

article “Disability Culture: Ready for Prime Time?”




The Gallaudet University Masters in Social Work Program will be accepting the final class of participants in its current U.S. Department of Education grant for the 2005-06 academic year.  The goal of this grant is to train highly qualified social workers to work with deaf and hard of hearing children in school settings and with their families. Applications accepted until slots are filled.  For more information, contact:



Visually Impaired Program/Program Support Faculty

This position has two major functions: Responsible for assessment and instruction for prevocational visually impaired students in the area of keyboarding skills. Responsible for Program Instruction of Business courses for students with disabilities. Apply: People Services, Northcentral Technical College, 1000 W. Campus Drive, Wausau, WI 54401, 715-675-3331 x5120, fax: 715-675-3523,


Assistant Director Assistive and Accessible Technologies

The Institute on Disabilities is searching for a qualified candidate for its newly created Philadelphia-based position as Assistant Director, Assistive and Accessible Technologies.  This position coordinates a number of the Institute's funded initiatives related to assistive and accessible technologies, including coordination of the Mid-Atlantic Consortium on Accessible Electronic and Information Technology in Education and various aspects of Pennsylvania's Initiative on Assistive Technology, the Commonwealth's Assistive Technology Act program (device demonstrations; training; public awareness).  Accordingly, the candidate is expected to have knowledge of the range, scope, and importance of assistive and accessible technologies for people with disabilities as well as awareness of and interest in one or more policy aspects related to these technologies.  To apply for this position and view other Temple opportunities, please visit, and click on jobs@temple


Coordinator of Student Disability Services - Student Development

Responsibilities include the assessment and evaluation of documentation to determine eligibility, appropriate accommodations, and plan for services. Counsel and advise students on resources and opportunities available to them. Serve as the ADA consultant to the college administration, faculty and staff. For consideration, submit cover letter, resume, and contact information for 3 professional references. Mail to: Coordinator of Student Disability Services Search Committee, Counseling Center, State University of New York at Cortland, PO Box 2000, B-44 Van Hoesen Hall, Cortland, NY 13045


Psychologist sought by the Oregon Health & Science University to head the Psychology Division of the Child Development and Rehabilitation Center (CDRC).  The successful candidate will have experience in administration, training and an established research program in disabilities and/or special health needs.  This is a senior academic leadership position with appointment at the associate or full Professor level.  For further details, visit our website at and contact Gloria Krahn PhD, MPH (503.494.8364; 



Currently seeking an experienced nationally certified (RID or NAD 4 or 5) interpreter who wants the opportunity to work in an exciting and professionally challenging environment.   Must be able to work as a team and interested in working with emotionally disturbed deaf children and adolescents. Fax resume to: Tampa Bay Academy, 12012 Boyette Rd., Riverview, FL 33569, 813-677-6700





Asian Community Mental Health Services

ACMHS empowers Asian & Pacific Islanders to lead healthy, productive, and self-sufficient lives, reduce inequities and injustice, and advance human achievement.


National Asian Pacific American Legal Consortium

Founded in 1991, the National Asian Pacific American Legal Consortium works to advance the human and civil rights of Asian Americans through advocacy, public policy, public education, and litigation.


Color of Language

The purpose of CL is to develop and publish educational materials for Deaf and Hard of Hearing children. National statistics, which are rare and difficult to substantiate, indicate that 90% of deaf students graduate from high school with a 1st to 3rd grade reading level. 8%-10% graduate with fourth grade or above reading levels.


APA Film

Asian Pacific American (APA) Film, a nonprofit, tax-exempt corporation, explores the cross-cultural interface of East and West through art and education.



The Pacific Asian Consortium for International Business Education and Research (PACIBER) was created in 1988 as a consortium of 27 leading universities dedicated to bridging the gap by establishing linkages to promote international business education, research and exchange of information among faculty and students. is an online career portal for Asian Americans, which features a job board, original articles, and other ADI programs and events.










International Job & Career Transition Coach Certification – February 18-20, 2005 Orange County, CA     

As job search or career development coaches, we are called upon to assist our clients in making successful short-term job transitions and long term career transitions. Often, these transitions are unwelcome and unplanned for. In order to help our clients be successful, we need a simple but comprehensive framework for the transition as well as specific coaching skills that we can use to facilitate, guide and push our clients to success.


Fifth Annual Harvard Public Policy and Leadership Conference - February 24-27, 2005

Cambridge, Massachusetts

The intensive three days of workshops, panels and lectures is designed to encourage students who possess a commitment to public service (especially those interested in addressing policy issues affecting historically under-served communities) to pursue graduate study in public policy and international affairs.

The Pacific Rim Conference on Disabilities 2005 - February 28 & March 1, 2005

Sheraton, Waikiki

Since the first Pacific Rim (Pac Rim) Conference in 1985, the scope and size of this premier event has grown to include participants from the U.S. Mainland, Alaska, Pacific Islands Nations, Japan, Australia, the Philippines and numerous other countries. Persons with disabilities, family members, researchers, and service providers join policy-makers and nationally recognized speakers in the field of disabilities to participate in the Pac Rim Conference to learn from each other and to share resources for communities to fully accept and support persons with disabilities.


DISABILITY POLICY SEMINAR - February 28 - March 2, 2005

Washington, DC

The Pan-American Health Organization and the World Health Organization held a consultation in Montreal, Quebec, Canada with families, self-advocates, organizational advocates, health care experts and legal experts in the field of intellectual disability for the purpose of creating a statement on the rights of people with intellectual disability.


National Capacity Building Institute: Enhancing Transition to Postsecondary Education and Employment for Youth with Disabilities through Culturally Relevant Supports, Services, and Education Multiple Identities/Multiple Strengths - March 2-3, 2005

Sheraton Waikiki Hotel, Honolulu, Hawai’i

This CBI will critically explore the successful preparation for and transition to postsecondary education and employment for youth with disabilities in the context of cultural and linguistic diversity. Speakers will offer suggestions fo practices that create or strengthen culturally relevant support services, educational environments, assessment tools, and community/family partnerships. The Institute is free to participants. Registration is required. Register online at: For more information or to register by mail please contact Velina Sugiyama, NCSET, Center on Disability Studies, 1776 University Avenue, UA 4-6, Honolulu, HI 96822. Tel: 808-956-5688. Fax: 808-956-7878. Email:


2nd European Congress “Physiotherapy and Prevention”March 2–5, 2005

Vienna, Austria
The 2nd European Congress “Physiotherapy and Prevention” offers you the opportunity to acquaint yourself with the results of the latest research in the field of physiotherapy. The most important item on the agenda of the congress is a scientific examination of the correlation between physiotherapy and prevention. In addition, you will get the chance to keep yourself informed about new developments related to the medical practice and about tried-and-true therapy and treatment techniques. Workshops combined with scientific lectures and a presentation of posters is also scheduled.


Learning Disabilities Association of America (LDA) 42nd Annual International Conference - March 2 -5, 2005

Reno, Nevada

The largest meeting on learning disabilities (LD) in the world, featuring over 300 workshops and exhibits.


The 2005 Mobility Planning Services Institute - March 5 – 8, 2005

Washington, DC

The MPS Institute gives your community team of disability and transportation industry leaders the opportunity to obtain information and strategies from industry experts in order to develop comprehensive community action plans to improve local transportation services.


7th International Conference on Alzheimer`s and Parkinson`s Disease (AD/PD 2005) - March 9-13, 2005

Sorrento, Italy

The subject matter of all of these ADPD conferences is unique, in that it deals both with issues related individually to Alzheimer`s Disease and Parkinson`s Disease, as well as to the integration between these as well as other related diseases. To ensure the success of these conferences, we invite renowned professionals who present lectures on the most up-to-date techniques and research findings in Alzheimer`s and Parkinson`s and other related diseases.


2005 Josephine L. Taylor Leadership Institute (JLTLI) - March 11-13, 2005

The purpose of the Josephine L. Taylor Leadership Institute (JLTLI) is to improve the quality of programming and services to blind and visually impaired children, adults, and their families. The Institute is designed to provide a forum in which leadership personnel and emerging leaders from the blindness field can come together to increase and share their knowledge and expertise.


The 10th National/3rd International Conference on Abuse of Children & Adults with Disabilities - March 14-16, 2005

Riverside, CA
Hosted by Arc Riverside, the Only Ongoing Conference on abuse and other crimes against children, adults and seniors with disabilities brings you up-to-date and provides basic information for those new to the field. Please register early to get the best rate. The Internet Discount fee is $265 until March 1, 2005, and $340 after that date. All others: Early Registration is $275 through February 11, 2005, and $350 after that date. Pay online by credit card for the best rates. CEUs are also available! Register online at:


CSUN's 20th Annual International Conference "Technology and Persons with Disabilities" - March 14-19, 2005

Los Angeles, CA

This is a comprehensive, international conference, where all technologies across all ages; disabilities; levels of education and training; employment; and independent living are addressed.


10th Symposium on Cochlear Implants in Children - March 15–19, 2005

Dallas, Texas

The examination for the American Board of Audiology Board Certification in Audiology with a Specialty in Cochlear Implants will given Saturday, March 19 immediately following the symposium.


NATIONAL DEAF ACADEMY'S 2005 CONFERENCE - BEYOND THE BANDAGE: Practical Approaches to Addressing Mental  Health and Behavioral Issues in the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Classroom - March 16-18, 2005

Lake Buena Vista, FL

This conference is open to Deafness professionals and Mental Health professionals who strive to provide quality services to the Deaf and Hard of Hearing communities internationally. This landmark international event, located at the world renowned Hilton at the Walt Disney Resort, will unite diverse professional and community groups committed to ethical, effective and compassionate services in the area of mental health and Deafness.


NCRC Annual Conference – March 16-19, 2005.

Washington, DC

The largest gatherings of economic justice proponents and supporters of the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) as a tool for economic development, these conferences typically draw over 500 participants from the U.S. and abroad. They are widely acknowledged for their presentation of cutting-edge ideas and information on the hottest topics – such as predatory lending and "globalization" of the financial industry. For more on NCRC’s upcoming Annual Conference call Larry Broadwell at 202/628-8866 or email


Anxiety Disorders Associaltion of America (ADAA) 25th Annual Conference - March 17–20, 2005

Seattle, Washington

The ADAA Annual Conference is the only conference devoted exclusively to anxiety disorders. It provides education for health care professionals, individuals with anxiety disorders and their families, and the media about the nature and management of anxiety disorders.


Performance Measurement for Government - March 22-24, 2005
Washington, DC
At this conference, you will hear proven strategies and practical experiences, firsthand, from leading agencies and practitioners like yourself, on how to improve your management initiatives and practices as stated in the President's Management Agenda. For more information or to reserve your space: 888-362-7400 or 312-362-9100.


2005 China - International Education and Culture Tour – March 29-31, 2005

Beijing, China

The 3-day Programme offers you great opportunities for developing your education business in China through the meetings with officials of Beijing Municipal UNESCO Clubs Association, school leaders and potential international students. Besides you can gain the knowledge of international student placement policy in China, your programme information will be hosted in the national website



NASP 2005 Annual Convention: Achieving Better Outcomes for Children - March 29-April 2, 2005

Atlanta, Georgia

The NASP 2005 Annual Convention, the world's largest, most important gathering of school psychologists, offers you professional excellence at its best.


Convention 2005: American Academy of Audiology - March 30-April 2, 2005

Washington, DC, United States

Convention 2005 is the world's largest gathering of Audiologists, and it brings together Audiology professionals and industry suppliers for three days of innovative educational and research sessions, a technology filled exhibit hall and an unparalleled opportunity for networking with your peers.

Unite For Sight Second Annual International Health Conference: "Eyes on International Collaboration: Promoting Health From Campus to Lab to Field" - April 2-3, 2005
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Unite For Sight empowers communities worldwide to improve eye health and eliminate preventable blindness.

Vision 2005 – April 4-7, 2005

London, UK.

The world’s largest conference on issues concerning people with sight problems – Themes: Clinical care and integrating rehabilitation, Epidemiology and world blindness, Visual function assessment and visual performance, Education across the lifespan, Advances in technology, designing and constructing for an inclusive environment, Employment.


2004 Career Expo for People with Disabilities – April 8, 2004

New York City, NY

Offers bonus distribution of Equal Opportunity Publication's (EOP) career-guidance/recruitment magazines for the diversified workforce. These job expos are wonderful opportunities for job-seekers and recruiters to meet face to face.


5th annual Multiple Perspectives Conference: Multiple Perspectives On Access, Inclusion And Disability - April 11–13, 2005

Columbus, Ohio

The workshops are designed to bring a diverse audience together to discuss the full spectrum of disability issues and experiences. To ensure broad participation from the university community, business, state and local government, educators, advocacy organizations, social service agencies, and individuals with disabilities sponsors are sought each year to subsidize conference participants.


Partnering with Economic Development: Creating the Workforce Advantage - April 12, 2005

Workforce development is one increasingly important element of a comprehensive community economic development strategy. Today, the communities that have workers with the right skills and work ethic have a competitive advantage in attracting new businesses. Workforce Boards have a critical role in developing the skills of employed, unemployed, and emerging workers in order to attract new businesses and to retain and expand the businesses you already have. This session will show you how to build meaningful partnerships for economic development; help you decide which industry clusters you should target for maximum economic impact; and provide benchmarks and examples of how to convert your program operations into a demand-driven system for economic growth.


AT the EDGE 2005 Conference - April 14-15, 2005

Edmonton, Alberta

AT the EDGE 2005… will showcase assistive technology use by all disability and age groups within education, lifelong learning, employment, and recreation. The conference will be of interest to people who have disabilities, families, special educators, rehabilitation professionals, administrators, service/care providers, government officials, and hardware/software developers.

10TH ANNIVERSARY TCC Worldwide Online Conference: "Looking Back Towards THE FUTURE?" - April 19-21, 2005
Pre-Conference Dates: April 5-6, 2005
You are invited to join us in our 10th anniversary and celebration of the TCC Worldwide Online Conference. We are working with a new name with the same goals -- sharing expertise, experiences and knowledge among faculty and staff relevant to the use of information technology in learning, teaching and related academic services to university and college students worldwide. TCC now represents "Technology, Colleges and Community." It is the longest running online conference designed for university and college practitioners including faculty, academic support staff, counselors, student services personnel, and administrators.

Annual Pathways - Learning Disabilities Conference - May 5-6, 2005

Sudbury, Ontario

For parents, educators, and high school students at Cambrian College. This year, we are pleased to add an additional PRE-CONFERENCE day that is specifically designed for learning strategists, assistive technologists, special education teachers, and educational assistants!


National Training Conference (NTC) – May 9-11, 2005

Washington, DC
National Training Conference (NTC), a 3-day conference, will focus on the employment, advancement, retention, and culture of Government employees who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing as well as hearing employees. The conference will also focus on ways to foster communication among hearing and Deaf individuals, regardless of communication modes such as sign language or spoken English.


8th Annual ACT National WorkKeys Conference: Unlock the Potential - May 9-11, 2005

Chicago, Illinois

The goal of this conference is to create an arena for the mutual exchanges of relevant WorkKeys information. One-hour session facilitators should plan a 45-minute presentation. The remaining 15 minutes will be reserved for Q&A.



San Diego, California

IRMA is an international professional organization dedicated to furthering the professionalism of its members. IRMA brings together researchers, practitioners, academicians, and policy makers in information technology management.


2005 American Deafness and Rehabilitation Association (ADARA) National Conference - May 26–29, 2005

Orlando, Florida

The biennial conference brings together a variety of professionals who seek to improve education, employment, mental health, and advocacy services for members of our community. The upcoming conference theme, Navigating the Course to Quality Services, emphasizes the commitment ADARA members share in striving for the highest quality services possible and the desire that ADARA members have to collaborate with others in their efforts.


CHHA Conference 2005 - Natural Sounds - June 2 -4, 2005

Kelowna, British Columbia

A variety of booths representing the many areas that affect the everyday lives of hard of hearing people including displaying and demonstrating the latest technology to improve the lives of hard of hearing Canadians.


CollaborativeAssistive Technology Conference - June 9 -11, 2005

Westin Westminster, Colorado

Attendees will learn about local and national perspectives on state-of-the-art assistive technology devices and services. Don't miss the largest assistive technology conference in the Rocky Mountain Region, with attendance estimated at over 600. With over 70 sessions geared toward every age and disability, there is something for everybody! Presenters are among the most respected in their fields.


Deaf Women & HIV/AIDS in Africa: No Time to Wait - June 10-12, 2005

Washington, DC

The Deaf Women and HIV/AIDS in Africa conference is open to anyone interested in broadening their knowledge of issues related to overcoming obstacles to identifying, communicating with and treating deaf women in Africa who have HIV or AIDS. Through a series of presentations, roundtable discussions and exhibits, participants will heighten awareness of the plight of deaf women in Africa with HIV or AIDS and acquire the information tools necessary to bring about change.


RESNA's 28th International Conference on Technology & Disability - June 23–27, 2005

Atlanta, Georgia

RESNA takes the 2005 Conference to Atlanta , GA , where assistive technology's leading researchers, renowned clinicians, and policy experts will create a conference program with unmatched levels of knowledge and expertise. RESNA will again offer a packed Exhibit Hall, Product Demonstrations and Training sessions, two days of Pre-Conference Instructional Courses, and 3 full days of Workshops, Interactive Poster Sessions, Themed Paper Sessions, and distinguished speakers.


Deaf Women United: 10th National Conference – June 25-29, 2005

Ellicott City, MD

Deaf Women United conference is a first class event for every deaf and hard of hearing women to benefit! Understanding what DWU offers as well as your role in participating is the key to success.


Instructional Technology and Education of the Deaf, An International Symposium - June 27–30, 2005

Rochester, New York

The program will focus on the education of deaf students in K-12 and postsecondary environments using technology from around the world. Among international participants, there will be representation from five international postsecondary programs serving deaf students. These professionals will present and discuss issues related to technology and education.


ICORR 2005: 9th International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics

Frontiers of the Human-Machine Interface - June 28 - July 1, 2005

Chicago, Illinois

ICORR highlights the most recent advances in the basic sciences of rehabilitation robotics. This conference will focus on a number of topics, including the themes of: Assistive Robotics, Therapeutic robotics, Brain-machine interfaces for rehabilitation, Robotics in Prosthetics and Orthotics, Hardware and control developments for rehabilitation, Evaluation Methods and Clinical Experience, Biorobotics and Biomimetics, Basic Science and Sensory/Motor Control Learning.


National Federation of the Blind Conventions 2005 National Convention - July 2-8, 2005

Louiseville, KY

NFB conventions give government representatives, agency administrators, and leaders in politics, business, and industry the opportunity to address and respond to a large nationwide audience primarily of individuals who are blind or visually impaired. The topics of interest include: relevant civil rights issues; rehabilitation of the blind for competitive employment; the operation of vending facilities by blind persons on public property; specialized library services for the blind; Social Security and Supplemental Security Income programs; advancements in technology; the organization and funding of federal programs; and other timely topics. Legislative proposals, new laws, administrative policy, and program changes are all considered during the convention.


Telecommunications for the Deaf Conference - July 11-13, 2005

New Orleans, LA

TDI (also known as Telecommunications for the Deaf, Inc.) was established in 1968 originally to promote further distribution of TTYs in the deaf community and to publish an annual national directory of TTY numbers. Today, it is an active national advocacy organization focusing its energies and resources to address equal access issues in telecommunications and media for four constituencies in deafness and hearing loss, specifically people who are deaf, hard-of-hearing, late-deafened, or deaf-blind.



HCI International 2005 – July 22-27, 2005

Las Vegas, NV
The conference objective is to provide an international forum for the dissemination and exchange of scientific information on theoretical, generic, and applied areas of HCI, usability, internationalization, virtual reality, universal access and cognitive ergonomics.


12th World Conference of the International Council for Education of People with Visual Impairment (ICEVI) - July 16 - 21 2006

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

The International Council for Education of People with Visual Impairment (ICEVI) is a global association of individuals and organisations that promotes equal access to appropriate education for all visually impaired children and youth so that they may achieve their full potential.


ISEC 2005 - August 1-4 2005

Glasgow, Scotland

This prestigious international conference “Inclusion: Celebrating Diversity” is being organised by the University of Strathclyde in partnership with the National Association for Special Educational Needs.  For further information please contact Lucy Alder by e-mail at the Professional Development Unit [PDU], Faculty of Education, University of Strathclyde, email address


AHEAD 2005 "Meeting the Profession" - August 2-6, 2005

Milwaukee, WI

The annual international AHEAD conference brings together professionals in the fields of higher education and disability for a week of information-sharing, networking and theoretical and practical training.


Accessible Design in the Digital World Conference 2005 - August 23-25, 2005

Dundee, Scotland

The conference will explore the frontiers of inclusive design in the real world. It will examine some of the challenges in implementing the numerous guidelines and meeting legal responsibilities. There will be opportunities for discussion and debate among those at the front-line of design and development work and those providing guidance regarding accessible and inclusive design.


Deaf Seniors of America 2005 Conference: Computer Classes August 30-31, 2005

Puzzled about using e-mail or surfing the WWW? Come to DCARA’s computer lab and learn!


2005 Deaf Seniors of America Conference -- August 31-September 5, 2005

San Francisco, CA

The history of the Deaf Seniors of America, Inc. dates back to the first national conference held in Austin, Texas, May, 1992. Since then there have been six consecutive conferences every two years, the most recent in Boston, Mass., May, 2003.


11th Annual National Conference on Rural Independent Living – October 8-10, 2005

Honolulu, HI

The Association of Programs for Rural Independent Living (APRIL) is a national network of rural centers for independent living (CIL’s) and other organizations and individuals concerned with the unique aspects of rural independent living. APRIL is organized to promote independence and strive for full rights and benefits for individuals with disabilities living in rural environments.




This presentation focuses largely on the Decade activities within the Pacific subregion and is based on the author’s work experience and consultation with various disability organizations, service providers and advocates, especially in the second half of the Decade. In terms of geography, the Pacific citing ESCAP’s classification comprises of twenty member states, the majority of which are young developing island countries with struggling economies.


Tilting the balance: Transition council helping Hazleton Area students prepare for rigors of college

Freshmen arriving at college must adjust to living away from home, find new friends and gain discipline to go to classes and complete assignments.Factor in learning disabilities and the challenge steepens, Bill Welsh of the Disability Services Office at Penn State University said. At the university's main campus, 750 students arrive every year with physical or mental conditions that make studies more difficult. "Maybe 20 of them are prepared upon entering," Welsh said Monday during a forum with students from Hazleton Area High School and their parents. The high school seeks to tilt that statistic in the student's favor. Last spring, Hazleton Area seniors with disabilities became the first to take a two-week course at Penn State Hazleton. Instructors and guest speakers advised them on living and study skills to help them cope with college.


CSD Receives American Cancer Society Grant

CSD offices in St. Paul, Minn., and Sioux Falls, S.D., have been awarded a grant through the American Cancer Society (ACS) to raise awareness of cancer risks, prevention and detection among the deaf and hard of hearing population.


AAPI Federal Inventory

Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) live in communities where they face the same adverse environmental impacts as other residents. However, certain AAPI subgroups may be more affected by these environmental factors due to their lifestyle, customs and practices, living and working conditions, and other activities. Due to language barriers or other factors, AAPIs may lack awareness of, or may not have full access to, the range of EPA programs, services, environmental information, and opportunities available to them.







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