Now Hiring Student Office Assistants
Department: DO-IT, College of Engineering
Job Title: Student Hourly Office Assistant
Location: 4545 15th Ave NE
Take advantage of this great opportunity to build your resume, support people with disabilities, and work on campus for an award-winning program!
DO-IT (Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking, and Technology) supports people with disabilities to succeed in college and careers. We are hiring detail-oriented, computer-savvy, self-motivated undergraduates with excellent customer service skills and Macintosh experience. Duties include reception, office support, word processing, data entry, desktop publishing, and much more in a team-oriented environment.
Work 12-19.5 hours/week (more hours usually available during breaks). Shifts available Mon-Fri, 9:00AM-5:15PM. Must be enrolled for at least 6 credits and able to commit for a year or more. $10.50/ hr to start.
For a complete job description and application instructions, visit this website: http://www.washington.edu/uwit/employment/sjobs.html
Seeking Participants for a Research Study
We are conducting a study about different design practices and are seeking people who use accessible technologies to serve as technology experts and advisers for design students.
If you are blind or visually impaired, or deaf or hearing impaired and you use assistive or accessible technologies on a daily basis, you may qualify for this study.
This study will consist of 3-5 focus group meetings of about 1-2 hours each, which will take place over the course of the Fall quarter at the University of Washington.
We will compensate participants in this study at a rate of $20 per hour of participation for the first 5 hours and $25 per hour for every hour thereafter. We do not expect time commitments to exceed 25 hours over the course of the quarter.
If you are interested in participating in this study, please contact Kristen Shinohara at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Interested in Metro Transit Accessibility?
Metro is introducing a new subscription email list for accessibility issues. We’ll use it to let subscribers know about changes to Metro services and programs that are likely to affect customers with disabilities. We’ll also use it to let subscribers know about opportunities to provide feedback on accessibility-related issues. If you’re interested in subscribing, please follow the link below to sign up. Subscribe »
King County Metro is celebrating Disability Awareness Month (October) with a campaign called We Are Metro.
When we work together, more of us can get to our destinations safely and on time. This month we’re highlighting what each of us can do to make the journey better for everyone. Check out this post from Metro’s Transit Advisory Commission to learn more about what’s happening.
Campus Landscape Framework Survey
To better understand how you use and value the outdoor campus environment, the Office of the University Architect is conducting a survey in the form of an interactive map. The information collected will help inform the Campus Landscape Framework, a project intended to articulate a clear vision for the UW Seattle campus landscape and guide development and stewardship practices over the next 20 years. It will reflect on the historic intent of the designed landscape of campus, collect data on current uses, identify best practices, and project a future that demonstrates the values of the institution. The survey can be filled out here.
The survey uses a map of campus and asks you to place icons to identify a variety of notable outdoor places, including areas where you socialize, areas that are difficult to navigate or are in need of improvement, and landscapes you consider memorable or iconic. It also asks you to identify how you get around campus, whatever your mode of travel may be.
The results of the survey will provide basic knowledge and background reference material to generate recommendations for improvement projects, policies, guidelines, practices, and the prioritization for allocation of financial resources to preserve, protect and enhance the outdoor campus environment for future generations to enjoy.
Please take the time to complete the survey and give us your feedback. It takes between 10-15 minutes depending on how much information you have to share. It will be online from October 22 – November 1. If you need assistance or have additional comments, please contact Kristine Kenney at email@example.com.
Goalball in Seattle – Soccer of the Blind
Come out and catch the Goalball Spirit! All new players are welcome! No experience necessary!
Nisei Veterans Committee 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Gym is located in the International District in Seattle.
1212 South King Street with free parking next to the building.
Saturday Practice Dates are the 5′th and 19th of October, plus the 2nd of November from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Seattle First Baptist Church Gym is located at 1111 Harvard Avenue, Seattle. (on Capitol Hill)
The gym’s entrance is off the parking lot next to the church. The door is locked for security reasons, but ring the bell to the left of the door and we’ll come let you in!
About Goalball and the King Cobras
Described as “soccer for the blind”, goalball provides a team sport outlet for the blind and visually impaired community. It was created by World War II veterans who wanted to continue to play sports after becoming visually impaired. Teams of three stand on either side of a court marked with rope so players can feel the boundary lines. Players serve a ball with bells inside of it to the opposite side of the court, trying to get it past defenders to score a goal. Today, a dedicated group of players and advocates have started Seattle’s first goalball team in over 30 years: the King Cobras.
Captained by Telea Noriega, who played football as a youth and competed as a goalball player on the national level, the King Cobras brings together experienced and new players in an inclusive, enthusiastic team. They are passionate about their sport and want to share it with you!
“The feeling of fully participating in something is a confidence builder.” says Nancy Lopez Swaney. Twelve-year-old Su Park, the youngest member of the Seattle King Cobras, had never played a sport before. “I personally felt a little left out in the sighted society. But that sense of being left out is totally gone when it comes to this team.” she says.
Join us as we develop our goalball program. The team recently traveled to Vancouver, WA for a tournament with the Washington State School for the Blind. The King Cobras played well and we have since been invited to play in the Portland, OR.
We look forward to some exciting games and new opportunities!
Youth in Development (YiD) internship program
The summer 2014 Youth in Development (YiD) internship program is now open for applications from November 11, 2013, through January 29, 2014.
The United States International Council on Disabilities (USICD) launched the YiD internship program in 2013 with funding support from the Mitsubishi Electric America Foundation (MEAF). The YiD program focuses on youth with disabilities from across the U.S. who are interested in international development and foreign affairs careers. The project follows from a vision, core to USICD’s mission, to increase disability inclusion in U.S. foreign affairs by supporting future generations of Americans with disabilities to invest their skills and talents in this field.
The summer 2014 YiD internship program will bring a group of talented graduate students, recent graduates, and rising college juniors and seniors with disabilities to Washington, DC, for nine weeks. This will include a one-week training and orientation program followed by an eight-week internship at an international organization in the Washington, DC, metropolitan area. USICD will cover the cost of fully-accessible housing during the YiD progam, reimburse travel expenses to and from DC, and provide a limited stipend. It is anticipated that the program will run from May 25 to July 25, 2014. These dates may be subject to change.
To learn more about the YiD program, eligibility criteria, and the application process, please visit http://usicd.org/template/page.cfm?id=257. This website answers Frequently Asked Questions for applicants. You can also download a printable handout about the YiD internship program.
Please disseminate this email among students and recent graduates who may be interested. If you are an international organization in the Washington, DC, metropolitan area interested in hosting a YiD intern, please communicate with firstname.lastname@example.org.
Application deadline for the summer 2014 YiD program is January 29, 2014.
In addition to coordinating the YiD program, USICD is leads the campaign for U.S. ratification of the “Disability Treaty”–the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). Campus and student leaders at are a key source of energy in mobilizing others to take action. If you want to connect with campus/student leaders at other colleges/universities in support of CRPD ratification, please communicate with email@example.com. Learn more about the CRPD at http://disabilitytreaty.org. Campus and student leaders also can organize themselves via Facebook at http://facebook.com/Students4CRPD.
2014 DO-IT Scholars program
Do you know a high school student that:
- is currently a sophomore or junior in high school in Washington State;
- have an aptitude and interest in attending college;
- have any disability such as, but not restricted to, mobility impairment, learning disability, sensory impairment, or health impairment; and
- are motivated to participate and interested in interacting with other students with a variety of disabilities.
Applicants who are selected as DO-IT Scholars are loaned computers and adaptive technology needed to participate in electronic mentoring and Internet support year-round. For up to three summers, DO-IT Scholars attend a one-to-two week, live-in summer program on the University of Washington, Seattle campus, where they learn about college selection, challenging careers, self-advocacy, and adaptive technology. Applications are accepted throughout the school year for the upcoming summer.
Students are encouraged to work on and submit their applications in the fall and winter since priority is given to applications received before January 30, 2014. Applications received after January 30 will be considered on a space-available basis. Please feel free to make copies of the attached application, request additional printed copies from DO-IT, or distribute this email.
The application can be found online at http://www.washington.edu/doit/Brochures/Programs/application.html.
Thank you for your assistance in sharing this information and identifying potential participants for the 2014 DO-IT Scholars program. If you would like more information about these programs, contact us at 206-685-3648 (v/TTY) or firstname.lastname@example.org<mailto:email@example.com>.