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UGA Disability Resource Center will host Leadership Academy next month

UGA’s Disability Resource Center is gearing up to host the Leadership Academy for the Southeast Disability and Business Technical Assistance Center March 20-21 at the Georgia Center for Continuing Education.

Three-person teams representing administration, disability services and information technology from eight higher education institutions, including community colleges and technical institutes from across the Southeast, will work collaboratively to identify technological barriers facing students with disabilities and develop a plan for removing those barriers on campus.

They will receive in-depth training in information technology issues like policy development, technology advancement and Web access during the academy.

Karen Kalivoda, director of the Disability Resource Center and adjunct assistant professor in the College of Education’s department of counseling and human development services, secured the funding for the academy, which is a collaborative effort with the Disability and Business Technology Assistance Center and the University of Florida.

The academy is funded by a $40,000 grant awarded by the DBTAC, one of 10 regional centers created by the Americans with Disabilities Act.