Fall 2006 UCLA
UCLA Office for Students with Disabilities
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Welcome to the 2006-07 academic year! Summer is over and the 2006-07 Fall quarter is here. I hope you had fun and got some rest. If you would like to share your summer experiences, contact Deb Owen at email@example.com. I have highlighted a few items below, so I hope you enjoy reading this kick-off issue of the OSD newsletter, New Horizons.
New OSD Staff Member
New OSD Space
Reminder: Please Make an Appointment
Have a great quarter!
Please remember to let the OSD know each time you change your address in order to continue to receive important mailings regarding priority enrollment, proctoring, van transportation, etc.
Changing your address with the Registrar’s Office DOES NOT change your address with OSD.
You can call the office, e-mail us, or come in and fill out a “change of address” slip.
The OSD Resource Room is located in 181 Powell on the 1st floor. To enter, you may go up the steps across from Kinsey or enter on the ground floor and use the elevator. There are two ground floor entrances: there is one accessible by ramp on the east side of the Library that has an automatic door and is nearest the elevator going up to the 1st floor. The other entrance is behind Powell and across from Moore. You can take the stairs up to the 1st floor or enter by way of the door located on the southwest corner of the building and go down the hall to the elevator.
OSD Resource Room Information
Resource Room Staff:
Recently completed construction projects include the three year seismic upgrade of what was Kinsey, now called the Humanities Building. Likewise, the Broad Art Center (formerly Dickson) is ready for occupancy.
A great deal of construction is underway from the south side of the Court of Sciences to C. E. Young Drive. A modern facility to house a nanotechnology center – the CSNI – is being built partially on top of Parking Structure 9 and the south end of the Court of Sciences. The area north of the Botany Building, east of Life Sciences and just south of the MBI, is the site for the SRB 2 (Seismic Replacement Building 2) and the Luck Research Center. Access is very limited in this entire area. Parts of the north and east side-walks of C. E. Young Drive are closed to pedestrians. There is no outdoor entrance to the south side of the Court of Sciences from Young Drive. Entry is gained near the MBI or north side of the Court.
Very little remains of what was Hershey Hall on Young Drive near Manning Avenue. This is the construction site for a Life Sciences Replacement Building. Pedestrian access is not impacted even though fencing surrounds the area.
Construction of the Westwood Replacement Hospital continues, with a completion date within the next year. Fortunately, there is minimal impact to pedestrian and vehicular traffic.
Construction continues on a new Engineering Building. The long staircase between the north side of Engineering I and the south side of Ackermann has been shifted a few feet. The timeline for specific phases of this project is not yet complete. Due to this construction, the west facing doors from the fourth floor of the Math Sciences Building (just outside of the DCP) are boarded shut. To get to the DCP, wheelchair users can enter the Math Sciences Building on the 5th floor (near the breezeway) and use the far west elevator to go to the 4th floor. Persons that are ambulatory, enter the 4th floor on the north side of Math Sciences (opposite Moore and Kerckhoff) near the large lecture hall, Math Sciences 4000A, go down a few steps, turn right once in the building and at he end of that hallway find the DCP.Sproul Hall is closed (other than services on the first floor) for upgrades. The high rises at Rieber and Hedrick are all open and ready for students to move in.
Check out the Capital Programs frequently updated web site for construction impacts: www.capital.ucla.edu click on “Construction Impacts” under Projects.
If you have specific questions about specific construction projects or access to any building or area on campus, please call the OSD for detailed information.
Hello Bruins! Welcome to the new school year! For many of you, it’s back to the grind stone. For others, it’s a new beginning. A beginning that will change the rest of your life.
Let me introduce myself. My name is Lindsay Spann and I am the past President of UCLA’s Disabled Students Union; the only student group on campus advocating for the needs of students with disabilities. Over the past couple years, DSU has been in the background, but I promise this year will be different!
Your current President, Suhn Rhie has some amazing events planned this quarter. October is Disability Awareness Month nationally, so we plan to get the word out to campus about how awesome disability issues can be! In the past, DSU has hosted many events; including DAM Fest featuring UCLA band Asian Fetish Brigade, movie night in De Neve Plaza auditorium, theatrical productions by Changing Perceptions and an art showcase in Kerckhoff Art Gallery.
DSU Projects for 2006-07
The first path is from Franz to Young (CS24, CS50, CS76): From the Franz, go into the building through the long ramps and go straight to the end and cross the bridge which connects Franz to Geology building. (first and second picture) Now, you are on the third floor of geology building. Right after you enter that building, if you go straight for a while, you will soon meet the elevator on your left side. Take that to the sec-ond floor and get off turning left. Right after the earth picture on the wall, turn left and go into the hall. (third picture) You will meet the back door of CS76 first on your right side and you will see the back door of CS50 on your right side after a while. Inside the CS76, there is a door which allows us to go to CS50. To go to CS24, you need to get out from the door you entered to CS76 and go back to the elevator which we rode right after entering the geology building. From the elevator (make sure you are at the second level of geology building) turn right entering Slichter Hall (fourth picture) and turn right again when you arrive the Young building. Go straight along the hall in Young building toward the main elevators of Young building, and then right in front of the elevator, there is open door which connects to CS24. Turn right and enter into this door. Follow through this hall, and then, you will see the entrance of CS24 on your left side. The door can be locked from the outside, so please be aware this. (Even you enter the lecture room, if this door is locked from the outside, you can-not go out through this door, in this case use the door which connects to CS 50, CS 76, and exit the lecture room through the back door of CS50 or CS76).
The second path is from LS building to CHS and Botany: There is construction near Botany, so the road is not smooth and best fitted for wheelchairs access. The best route for wheelchair access would be to go through LS and CHS build-ing. Go into the LS building (first picture) and go straight until you reach the door which connects to CHS. Just follow the hall (second picture) and you will see the elevator on your left (there are pictures on the wall of the hall on your right side) (third picture). Take it and go down to the first floor of CHS. Turn right toward the Biomed Library sign and at the end turn right again. You will see the Biomed library on your left side. Proceed by going out of the door at the end of the hallway. Turn left at the end of the street. Turn right when you see the stop sign. To able to turn right, you need to cross the street. (fourth picture) Go straight and you will see the Botany build-ing on your right.
You will be able to find more detailed maps for more classes on our website (www.studentgroups.ucla.edu/dsunion) soon including classrooms in the North campus.
By Esther Grassian and Alicia Reiley
Are you confused and overwhelmed about doing information research? You're not alone! Many people are over-whelmed when they find out that there are 13 UCLA libraries with over 8 million books and subscriptions to over 91,000 online and print periodicals (magazines, journals, newspapers, etc.).
Here are 10 hints + a couple of bonus tips to help you feel more comfortable about finding useful books and periodical articles, and finding your way around the libraries. (Check the section at the end for UCLA Library accessibility information.)
ADDITIONAL ACCESSIBILITY INFORMATION:
One specialized public workstation in each of the Biomedical, College, and Research libraries is equipped with an integrated voice synthesizer to output the content of the computer screen to headphones, and allows screen magnification to a variety of sizes. These and some other standard workstations are installed on adjustable tables to accommodate wheelchairs.
If your disability is not physically visible, please identify yourself as having a disability, and the library staff at UCLA will make every effort to assist you in obtaining information from equipment or resources that are inaccessible to you. You may ask for assistance in retrieving books from the stacks or photocopying material. If, due to heavy workload, immediate assistance cannot be provided, staff may make arrangements to have the material ready the next working day.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact:
Esther Grassian, UCLA College Library Information Literacy Outreach Coordinator
Submitted by Sonja Weaver-Madsen, Film Series Director, Academic Affairs Commission, UCLA Undergraduate Student Association
"It's not like something you've already seen. It's original, outrageous and murderous fun" -- Peter Travers, Rolling Stone.
Murderball, the inspiring documentary which chronicles the United States Paralympic Rugby Team's quest for gold in Athens will be making its debut on the UCLA campus at 7pm on October 10, 2006 in DeNeve Auditorium. The film's portrayal of quadriplegic athletes who refuse to let their disabilities limit their lives was nominated for an Academy Award and continues to challenge stereotypes about the disabled. This free screening kicks off the Academic Affairs Commission brand new film series "Lights, Camera, Controversy." The series is committed to enhancing the education environment at UCLA by providing students with new perspectives, and will continue throughout the 2006-2007 school year with four more thought provoking films.
Throughout fall quarter stay tuned for our screenings of "Yesterday," the Academy Award Nominated foreign film about AIDS in Africa, and Al Gore's "An Inconvenient Truth." Be sure to check out http://students.asucla.ucla.edu for more information about our future screenings.
Check out our website scholarship/internship section at: http://www.osd.ucla.edu/scholorships.htm
The Scholarship Resource Center is another great source for scholarships. The search for scholarships can be complicated and confusing, but the Scholarship Resource Center (SRC) is here to help guide you through the maze. The SRC maintains a scholarship database and library, and provides workshops and counseling. The SRC is located at 233 Covel Commons (206-2875).
The SRC also offers the U.S. National and British Merit Scholarships and workshops to provide UCLA students information about national scholarships such as the Rhodes, Churchill, and Truman Scholarship programs.
A great way to become familiar with the process is to sign up for one of the Free Scholarship Search Workshops. Check the SRC website for times and locations. www.college.ucla.edu/up/src
New Horizons is available in Braille, on tape cassette and on the OSD web site. Contact the OSD to request a copy in an alternative format.
Many of you will be taking the GRE, GMAT, PRAXIS, TOEFL, or some other high-stakes examination this year. To help you prepare more effectively, the Office of Disability Policy at Educational Testing Services (ETS) has developed a new brochure, Tips for Test Takers with Disabilities.” This brochure can be found on the ETS Office of Disability Policy website at www.ets.org/disability/tips.html
The Compliance Office is located in Murphy Hall, Room A-239. For more information please contact:
The COD, formerly the Chancellor’s Advisory Committee on Disability (CACD), was established in 1982 as an advisory group by the Chancellor to create and maintain a more accessible campus environment. The COD is comprised of student, faculty, staff, alumni, community, and ex-officio members. The Committee’s charge is to analyze and identify problems, propose solutions, and make recommendations on matters of particular concern to persons with disabilities.
Meeting Times: The 2nd Tuesday of each month (except August & December) 2-4 pm Faculty Center
For more information contact the ADA & 504 Compliance Office at (310) 825-2242 (voice) or (310) 206-3349 (tty).
Powell Resource Room (310) 825-2651
New Horizons is published quarterly by the Office for Students with Disabilities (OSD). The views expressed in this newsletter by individual contributors are not necessarily the views of the OSD. The OSD welcomes material submitted for publication which may be of interest to its readers such as brief articles, essays, or poetry. We reserve the right to edit the material as needed. Contact the OSD for deadline information.