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Emerging Practices in Health Science Education Disability Access

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Disability access within Health Professions Education (HPE) is rapidly evolving, and the number of students with disabilities matriculating into health professions programs is increasing. Appropriately, professional associations, accrediting bodies, and researchers are releasing new guidance and regulations, and are shoring up their commitment to disability as a critical component of diversity in HPE. Four emerging practices will be covered in this panel format webinar including: remote real-time captioning in health sciences, various structures of disability offices for HPE, dismantling accommodations decisions by committee, and integrating universal design in HPE assessment. New resources will be shared with the audience, with 30 minutes reserved for a robust Q&A.

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  • Jennifer E. Gossett

    Jennifer E. Gossett, M.S. is the Director of the Office for Student Access at Oregon Health and Science University and has worked in disability services for over 10 years in a variety of different roles. Her experience includes policy development, training, and accessibility assessments for both the digital and physical environment.

  • Carrie Knopf

    Carrie Knopf, MA, Disability Support Liaison ; Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine.

  • Marie Lusk

    Marie Lusk, MBA, MSW, LSW serves as the Director for the Office of Student Accessibility Services at Rush University in Chicago. She has presented at national symposiums on topics ranging from Opening and Operating a new Health Science Accessibility Office to the use of a Diagnostic OSCE to discern deficit from disability. She has contributed to several publications, including a chapter in the book Disability as Diversity and an article on technical standards in Disability Compliance for Higher Education.

  • Emily Magee

    Emily Magee, M.S. is an Access Coordinator with the Office of Disability, Access, and Inclusion at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. Prior to joining the team at Anschutz, she spent 5 years working in a disability resource office in Florida. Emily has a passion for access, education, and advancing the conversation around disability as diversity.

  • Lisa M. Meeks

    Lisa M. Meeks, PhD is a former AHEAD board member and co-founder of the Coalition for Disability Access in Health Science Education; currently is serving her second term as President. Dr. Meeks is co-editor and author of the leading books on the topic of inclusive health science education, and was the lead author of the AAMC Special Report: Accessibility, Inclusion, and Action in Medical Education: Lived Experiences of Learners and Physicians with Disabilities. She is co-creator of the social media campaign #DocsWithDisabilities, co-host of the Docs with Disabilities podcast, and creator and lead facilitator of the Equal Access Book Club.

October 20, 2021
Wed 3:30 PM EDT

Duration 1H 30M

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