The Coleman Institute for Cognitive Disabilities --15th Annual Conference: “Inequality and The Rights of People with Cognitive Disabilities to Technology and Information Access."

10/15/2015 - 7:00am - 5:15pm

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WHAT: 
The Coleman Institute for Cognitive Disabilities 15th Annual Conference (http://www.colemaninstitute.org/2015-conference), “Inequality and The Rights of People with Cognitive Disabilities to Technology and Information Access."  Nationally renowned author and Chairman of Special Olympics, Timothy Shriver will serve as the keynote speaker.  Activities surrounding “The Rights of People with Cognitive Disabilities to Technology and Information Access,” a statement of principles informally known as “The Declaration,” and currently endorsed by over 250 leading disability organizations across the nation will be presented and attendees will have an opportunity to join a national movement that works to ensure full inclusion of people with cognitive disabilities in our technology driven world.  

This conference is the only venue of its kind sharing contemporary knowledge of promising practices in cognitive disability and technology innovations and cultivating relationships between public and private entities. More than two dozen interdisciplinary speakers including self-advocates, legislators, academics, service providers, and industry leaders will present on the impact of technology and information access on services and support trends for people with cognitive disabilities. 


WHEN: 
Thursday, October 15, 2015 – Conference is free, but attendees must register
Online Registration Closes:  October 5, 2105
7:00 – 5:15 – Complimentary lunch is provided


WHERE: 
Omni Interlocken Hotel
500 Interlocken Boulevard
Broomfield, CO   80021


WHO:       
The Coleman Institute for Cognitive Disabilities is nationally recognized for leading the development and promotion of “The Rights of People with Cognitive Disabilities to Technology and Information Access” informally called “The Declaration.”  The Institute was established in 2001 by the Board of Regents of the University of Colorado System. Its establishment was made possible by a generous gift from William (Bill) and Claudia Coleman. The Institute is actively engaged in supporting research, development, dissemination, and education in cognitive disabilities on all campuses of the University of Colorado: in BoulderColorado SpringsDenver, and at the Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora.   The Institute’s mission is to catalyze and integrate advances in science, engineering, and technology to promote the quality of life of people with cognitive disabilities.   For additional information about the Coleman Institute please visit:  www.colemaninstitute.org


For more information please contact Genevieve Berry, Content Marketing and Community Manager, Coleman Institute of Cognitive Disabilities, at:   genevieve.berry@cu.edu

Event Date: 
10/15/2015 - 7:00am - 5:15pm
Event Location: 
Omni Interlocken Hotel
500 Interlocken Blvd.
Broomfield, CO 80021
United States
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