Diversity of Ability on Campus: Holistic Strategies for Inclusion at SCUP 51 Vancouver

Start Date: 
Jul 12, 2016
Event Time: 
2:30 - 3:30 PM
British Columbia

IHCD's Executive Director, Valerie Fletcher, will be presenting at the annual international conference for Society for College and University Planning (SCUP), SCUP 51 Vancouver. The conference runs from July 9-13, 2016 at the Vancouver Convention Centre in Vancouver, BC Canada.

Session Information

Diversity of Ability on Campus: Holistic Strategies for Inclusion (CN262)

Tuesday, July 12th  2:30 - 3:30 PM  Vancouver Convention Centre, British Columbia

When it comes to accessibility compliance, too many institutions have a disjointed focus on the confusing mix of laws and codes when a comprehensive, multi-disciplinary strategy would fulfill mandates while delivering outcomes that matter. We will discuss the baseline of rights and responsibilities institutions must uphold for people with disabilities in physical, information, and communication environments. This session will frame the issues clearly, suggest strategies that steadily create more welcoming institutions, and share practical examples of prioritizing sequential action.


Valerie Fletcher, IHCD Executive Director
Anne Boykin-Smith, Georgia Tech Master Planner
Eliza Willis, Ph.D., Grinnell College Planning Committee

View session description on conference website

Conference Information

SCUP 51 Vancouver

July 9-13, 2016 Vancouver Convention Centre, BC Canada

Leaders will share their real-world experiences that will give you tools to help build a culture of strategic, integrated planning on your campus. Using the practical strategies and actionable tools you get from this event will save yourself and your institution time and money and will help you in your daily and long-term planning projects.

Conference website

About SCUP

SCUP, which was established in 1965, is a community of higher education leaders who are responsible for, or are involved in, the integration of planning on their campuses and for the professionals who support them.

SCUP website