View Full Version : Conf. on Rehab. Technol. / Environm. Accom. (full CfP)

H.j. Woltring, Fax/tel +31.40.413 744
08-19-1992, 07:21 AM
Dear Biomch-L readers,

Further to yesterday's summary, here is the full CfP for the Milwaukee
meeting on Rehabilitation Technology and Environmental Accomodations.

Regards -- hjw.


Date: Tue, 18 Aug 1992 14:46:00 CST
Subject: Call for presentation proposals
Sender: "BACKS-L: Research on low back pain, disability and rehabilitation"

New Applications in Environmental Accommodations
A National Conference

April 5-7, 1993
Pre-conference workshops/seminars April 4, 1993

Hyatt Regency
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Persons with disabilities deserve, and now are demanding,
greater independence, access to tools and systems that increase
productivity and an overall enhancement of their quality of life.
Their voices for independent access to public places have been
strengthened by legislation that has turned their access dreams
into accommodation rights.
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires
employers, merchants and service agencies of "Main Street"
America to accommodate the access needs of persons with
disabilities to jobs, marketplaces, leisure activities,
transportation and government services. Fortunately, most
persons required to make accommodation modifications are able to
see the investment potential of their expenditures and seek
assistance to provide access. But they need more than
information that will help them comply with the basic
requirements of the law. For persons investing in accessibility,
the spirit of the legislation must also be pursued!
The Conference will address this larger picture of
accommodation. It will provide participants with more than a
review of accommodation issues and review of regulations. It
will provide a forum for participants to obtain application
information to allow them to take the first steps toward
implementing state-of-the-art, proven, models and innovations for
adapting environments of all types. These applications will
benefit all persons with functional limitations, regardless of
age or disability type.

The conference will provide participants with several
information sharing alternatives. Keynote addresses will be made
by nationally recognized subject matter experts; issues forums
will challenge participants to analyze accommodation problems;
and nuts and bolts presentations of working models and
accommodation innovations will arm participants with tools to
implement accommodations in their sites/programs.

: Accommodations in the following fields will be showcased: :
: :
: * Vocational * Medical :
: * Residential * Transportation :
: * Educational * Architectural design :
: * Recreational :
: :
: Exhibits of products and services that lead to environmental :
: accommodations will be offered, as will networking :
: opportunities for product and service seekers and providers. :

You are invited to share your accommodation experiences by
submitting a proposal for an issues forum or a nuts and bolts
presentation. Your presentation should define and challenge an
accommodation issue, or describe and provide implementation
information about the model, product, or innovative application
strategy of environmental accommodation you know best. If your
proposal is selected, you will be given $100 off the early
registration fee.

Proposals that stress individualized accommodation processes
over those that discuss general accessibility issues will be
favored. Issues that could be addressed include:

* Problem solving approaches * Uses of new technologies
* Funding accommodations * Cooperative programming
* Instructional techniques * Innovative architectural designs
* Product innovations * Applications in acute care
* Transitional resources * Legal issues

Other topics that will strengthen a participant's ability to
make environmental accommodations will also be considered, though
presentations must relate to the conference theme. You may use
nearly any format (i.e.: symposia, lectures, panel discussions,
workshops, media presentations.) Innovative instructional
sessions and those which promote participation and interaction
are strongly encouraged. Sessions will be one hour in length,
although requests for double sessions will be considered. You
should allow 15-20 minutes for questions and group sharing.
Papers based on your presentation may be submitted for
publication in the conference proceedings.

Two copies of your Presentation Description and requested
Application Information should be sent to:

Technology and Persons with Disabilities Conference
Office of Continuing Education/Extension
University of Wisconsin-Stout
Menomonie, Wisconsin 54751-0790

Presentation Description format
1. One-line title for your presentation identifying scope and
2. 30-word explanation of how presentation relates to
conference theme
3. 30-word abstract to be used in advertising brochures and
conference program
4. 30-word statement of presentation objectives
5. 50-word description of presentation content
6. 30-word description of presentation format and organization

Please use complete sentences and avoid (or define)
acronyms. Proposals should be typed, double spaced on standard
8.5" x 11" paper. (Letter quality printer output is acceptable.)
Proposals not following the guidelines may not be considered.

Application format
A. Title of Presentation
B. Presenter Name(s)
C. Presenter Title(s)
D. Company/Institution
E. Business Address (Street, City, State, and ZIP)
F. Home Address (Street, City, State, and ZIP)
G. Phone numbers (Business and Home)
H. Would you be willing to present twice? (Yes or No)
I. Topic Area of presentation:
- Problem solving approaches
- Uses of new technologies
- Funding accommodations
- Cooperative programming
- New instructional techniques
- Innovative architectural designs
- Product innovations
- Applications in acute care
- Transitional resources
- Legal issues
- Other; please explain: ______________________

Proposals must be received by Friday, October 16, 1992.
They will be evaluated by a review committee for content and
pertinence. Submitters will receive notification of acceptance
or rejection approximately one month after the submission
deadline. Submitters selected to make presentations will then
receive directions for formatting their papers for the conference

: :
: Pre-conference Workshop/Seminars :
: :
: One or more pre-conference workshops or seminars :
: will be offered on Sunday, April 4, 1993. It is expected :
: that they will be offered as half-day sessions in the :
: afternoon. If you are interested in offering a pre- :
: conference program, submit a separate "Pre-conference :
: Proposal" including the same Presentation Description :
: and Application information required for conference :
: presentation proposals. :
: :
: :

We seek proposals from, and expect the participation of,
persons who design, provide, or use environmental accommodation
models and innovations. Thus the following people should submit
proposals and/or attend this conference:

Rehabilitation technologists Special education teachers
Life skills instructors Independent living counselors
Information and referral agents Occupational therapists
Community option program providers Physical therapists
Transportation service providers Hospital discharge staff
Medical rehabilitation staff Consumers of accommodations
Technology product vendors Architects
Hospitality and tourism industry professionals Employers
State, county, and municipal building inspectors Merchants
Durable medical equipment providers

Rick Bolin or Christopher Smith, Conference Coordinators
Office of Continuing Education/Extension and Summer Session
University of Wisconsin-Stout
Menomonie, Wisconsin 54751-0790

715-232-2693 (Voice)
715-232-3300 (TDD)
715-232-3385 (Fax)
casmith@uwstout.edu (E-Mail)