Beyond a Barrier-Free Campus: UTA’s Disability Rights Legacies

Celebrating the 40th anniversaries of the Movin’ Mavs Wheelchair Basketball Program and independent living provider Helping Restore Ability.

Featuring the ongoing exhibit on “Building a Barrier-Free Campus: The History of Accessibility at UT Arlington.”

Monday, October 10, 12 pm-1:30 pm

UTA Central Library Sixth Floor Parlor

702 Planetarium Place, Arlington, TX

Free pizza!

UTA Movin’ Mavs head coach and 2015 White House Champion of Change Douglas Garner will speak on the Paralympics, equal rights, and the growth of adapted sports. Helping Restore Ability CEO Vicki Niedermayer will share her experiences of working to deinstitutionalize Texas state schools and nursing homes and her and others’ efforts to establish the right for people with disabilities to live in the community.

This event and the exhibit are cosponsored by the UTA Disability Studies Minor, UTA Libraries, Helping Restore Ability, Department of Political Science, the Department of History, Movin’ Mavs Adapted Sports & Recreation, the Office for Students with Disabilities, and the College of Liberal Arts Festival of Ideas Global Research Institute. If you require a disability-related accommodation to fully participate in this event, please contact Disability Studies Assistant Trevor Engel at This event will be open captioned and is free and open to the public. A poster will be available early this coming week.

For more information on UTA’s Disability Studies Minor hosted by the Department of History, please contact minor director Dr. Sarah Rose at 817-272-6843 or or visit For information on guest parking at UTA, please see


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