The Arc’s Digital Media Arts program has received national recognition from the Coleman Institute for Cognitive Disabilities at the University of Colorado in the form of a grant for the Digital Media Arts Education Lab. As part of the award, Lead Instructor Jerry Slayton is presenting a poster about the Digital Media Arts Program at the 2016 Coleman Conference on Thursday, October 6th, 2016. The Digital Media Arts students worked with Jerry to design a fantastic poster.
The Coleman Conference brings together leading experts and advocates in technology inclusion for people with cognitive disabilities from around the United States. In 2013, The Coleman Institute for Cognitive Disabilities spearheaded a formal declaration, The Rights of People with Cognitive Disabilities to Technology and Information Access, that asserts equal rights to technology and information access for people with cognitive disabilities, including intellectual and developmental disabilities. The Arc’s Digital Media Arts Education Lab proves that this access can change lives for people with I/DD. Congratulations, Jerry!