Lunch and Learn: Not Just Braille: Visual Disabilities in Academic Testing – POSTPONED till Fall 2016

Visual Disabilities Image. CC-licensed by WikiMedia Commons user Benoît Prieur https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Gare_de_Lyon-Saint_Exup%C3%A9ry_2015_(3).JPG

Visual Disabilities Image. CC-licensed by WikiMedia Commons user Benoît Prieur https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Gare_de_Lyon-Saint_Exup%C3%A9ry_2015_(3).JPG

The dean of MCO, Dr. David Damari, will be hosting a Lunch and Learn on Thursday, April 7th entitled “Not Just Braille: Visual Disabilities in Academic Testing.” During his presentation, Dr. Damari will discuss the Americans with Disabilities Act and how it relates to a wide range of visual disabilities and how it effects students taking standardized tests like the GRE and GMAT. Below is a short description of what his presentation will cover.

“Since the Americans with Disabilities Act was enacted in 1990, testing organizations have been struggling to come to a rational way to accommodate test-takers who have disabilities. Those with visual disabilities pose some very unique challenges to test designers, since there are many types of visual disabilities besides blindness. Dr. Damari has consulted for some of the largest and most powerful testing organizations since 1995. He will discuss the surprising conditions that are considered disabling under the ADA, how to find out if you might have one of these visual conditions (you might be surprised!) and the proper way to request and obtain accommodations on a national standardized test like the GRE or GMAT.”

To learn more, please join us for the Lunch and Learn on Thursday, April 7th from 11:00am till 11:50am in Pickell’s Conference Room. As usual, pizza from Jets pizza will be provided for those who attend. Please make sure to RSVP before noon on Wednesday, April 6th by emailing honors@ferris.edu.

2 responses to “Lunch and Learn: Not Just Braille: Visual Disabilities in Academic Testing – POSTPONED till Fall 2016

  1. Hi I would like to rsvp for the lunch and learn on 4/7/2016 about visual disabilities. Thank you, Caitlyn Toering

    On Thursday, March 31, 2016, Honors Program at Ferris State University wrote:

    > allegrad28 posted: ” The dean of MCO, Dr. David Damari, will be hosting a > Lunch and Learn on Thursday, April 7th entitled “More Than a White Cane: > Visual Disabilities in Academic Testing.” During his presentation, Dr. > Damari will discuss the Americans with Disabilities Ac” >

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