In collaboration with several community organizations, UC UCEDD recently had the honor to host a disability advocate from Pakistan. Yasir Hyatt Khan was accepted to an international exchange program through the American Council to learn more about employment programs for people with disabilities in the United States.
Emily Ash, 24, is a University of Cincinnati student with a disability. She uses a wheelchair or sometimes a power scooter to get around campus and her neighborhood of Clifton. A few weeks ago, Emily was on campus and encountered a ramp with a very steep incline and a strange ridge at the top and a bump at the bottom.
UC UCEDDâ€™s Self Advocacy Representative, Brady Sellet, presented a proposal to the Harrison Planning Commission on March 16, 2013. The proposal would replace the word â€œHandicappedâ€ with â€œAccessibleâ€ or the universal access symbol on all new and replacement signs in the Harrison area.