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Carrier Library Disability Resources Display

In honor of JMU’s 8th annual Disability Awareness Week, this display hosts a variety of books, videos, and other resources about disabilities. Here, you can find everything from a book on disability rights to a thought-provoking film. We hope this display provides you with a greater understanding of disability topics at JMU and in the world as a whole.

Carrier Library, 1st floor


Office of Disability Services Open House

Join us for an interactive tour of the Office of Disability Services. You will have a chance to ask questions and win door prizes. Hors d’oeuvres will be provided.

Student Success Center (SSC), Suite 1202

Keynote Speaker: Ken Rutherford, Ph.D.

As a landmine survivor, Dr. Ken Rutherford offers a unique perspective to enrich the JMU community’s awareness of culture and diversity. Through personal stories and reflections, Dr. Rutherford will share, “an experience that fundamentally altered my life for the good, and crystallized my vision of what I believe I was put on this Earth to do.” Dr. Rutherford will shed light on the reality of living with a disability with grace, perseverance, and fierce optimism. He will also discuss his work as a tireless advocate for disability rights, victim assistance, and educating the global community about international disability law. Ken Rutherford has been part of the JMU community since 2010 as Director of the Center for International Stabilization and Recovery, and professor of political science. He is the author of Humanitarianism Under Fire: The US and UN Intervention in Somalia, (2008) and Disarming States: The International Movement to Ban Landmines (2011). He has co-edited two books: Reframing the Agenda: The Impact of NGO and Middle Power Cooperation in International Security Policy (2003) and Landmines and Human Security: International Politics and War's Hidden Legacy (2004). Rutherford was a prominent leader in the International Campaign to Ban Landmines, which won the 1997 Nobel Peace Prize. In 2008 he played a key role in the drafting of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and the Convention on Cluster Munitions. Sign language interpreters and CART services will be provided.

Wilson Hall Auditorium


Disabled Sports Showcase

Have you ever experienced adapted sports such as wheelchair basketball, beep baseball, sit volleyball, GoalBall, and OmniKin soccer? Come try out your skills and play these highly competitive sports. Co-sponsored by: UREC, Department of Kinesiology, HART School of Hospitality, and Sport and Recreation Management.

5pm - 6:30pm
University Recreation Center (UREC)

Documentary: “The Rebound”

Experience the spirit of sport, and the changing perception of adapted athletics, in this award-winning documentary film, “The Rebound”, produced and directed by JMU alumni Mike Esposito and Shaina Koren. “The Rebound” is a true story of the Miami Heat Wheels’ quest for glory and the journeys of three athletes in search of new dreams. @reboundthefilm #itsallabouthowyourebound

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Grafton-Stovall Theater

Wheelchair Basketball Workshop

Experience wheelchair basketball skills, drills, and game play alongside fellow students, faculty, National Wheelchair Basketball Association players, and the producer and director (both JMU graduates!) of “The Rebound”, an award-winning documentary film about the Miami Heat Wheels. Give one of the ten UREC sport wheelchairs a try as you challenge yourself physically and intellectually on the court.

9:00 PM - 10:30 PM

University Recreation Center (UREC)


Cooking Ropa Vieja with Chef Rob

Join Chef Rob from E-hall as he demonstrates how to cook an easy to prepare meal that is made without the Big-8 allergens and gluten. Participants will receive information on how planning meals ahead is important for a healthy lifestyle as well as a recipe for one of the national dishes of Cuba, Ropa Vieja. For any questions, contact Hannah Jehring at


D.E.E.P. Impact Dialogue

Come and listen to students share their stories about the intersectionality and interconnectivity of disability. Ask questions and become engaged in beneficial dialogue about cultural humility. Learn how to not only be an ally for the disabled community but also an effective advocate!


SSC 1075


Counseling: Self-Care Stations

Join the Counseling Center as they discuss self-care techniques. Participants will have the opportunity to engage in a variety of self-care strategies, including aromatherapy, therapy dogs, and deep breathing exercises. This event is first-come, first-served.

3pm - 4pm

SSC 1075



CAMMO Training for Faculty & Staff: Creating Accessible Materials in Microsoft Office

Learn to use the resources built into Microsoft Office 2013 to create materials that are accessible to people with disabilities. Pre-register in MyMadison for IT160.

9am - 11am

JMAC 4, room 111

Wheelchair Basketball

Everyone is welcome to join us to play a pick-up game of wheelchair basketball!

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

University Recreation Center (UREC) Mac Gym 1


Every effort is being made to make these events accessible. Contact the Office of Disability Services to request specific accommodations: 540-568-6705 or

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