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UNI to host disability awareness summit

October 4, 2012

Ashley Brickley, coordinator, student disability services, 319-273-2677,

Therese Callaghan, employee disability and leave coordinator, human resource services, 319-273-6164,

Lindsay Cunningham, Office of University Relations, 319-273-6728,

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa will host the Iowa Regents Institutions Disability Awareness Summit from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 10, in the Commons on the UNI campus. The event will promote inclusiveness with a focus on accessible and assistive technology for people with disabilities.

The keynote speaker for the event is Timothy Creagan, a senior accessibility specialist from the United States Access Board. Creagan is a nationally recognized expert on accessible electronic and information technology, and will speak on disability rights and more accessible technology.

To register for the summit, visit For additional information, contact Therese Callaghan, employee disability and leave coordinator for UNI's human resource services, at 319-273-6164 or