Reframing Disability Week

Reframing Disability: Raising Awareness at Binghamton

  • Nov. 28 through Dec. 2
  • For specific information about any event please contact the SSD office at ssd@binghamton.edu or 607-77-2686
  • If you anticipate a need for disability-related accommodations or auxiliary aids to attend or participate in any event, please contact SSD at ssd@binghamton.edu. We ask that you provide us with at least three to five days of advance notice regarding your equal access needs.
  • Reframing Disability Flyer

Schedule of Events

Monday, Nov. 28

Allergen Friendly Cooking & DIY Sensory Crafts
TIME: 1-3 p.m.
WHERE: Hinman MakerSpace
Come taste foods that are gluten, dairy and auto-immune friendly. You can also make your own sensory crafts!


Tuesday, Nov. 29

"Disability is not a Dirty Word"
Presentation by Christen Szymanski, director of Services for Students with Disabilities
TIME: 3-4 p.m.
WHERE: Old Union Hall in the Union and via Zoom
Sometimes the word disability makes us nervous. But should it? Come learn more about how to reframe this ableist thinking both on campus and beyond.
The first 100 attendees receive a reframing disability T-shirt!


Wednesday, Nov. 30

Accessing Accommodations in Graduate School, Clinical Placements and the workplace
Presentation and discussion by SSD staff for students, faculty and staff.
TIME: TBD
WHERE: Via Zoom 
Curious about the best ways to advocate for accommodations in graduate school, the health field, or on a clinical rotation? Join a discussion with strategies and tips to ensure success. 
Movie Screening of CODA
TIME: 7 p.m.
WHERE: Union Undergrounds
Join us in watching the Oscar winning best picture film CODA, which depicts the story of Ruby Rossi, the only hearing member of a deaf family, who struggles to balance family obligations and her love of music. 
Snacks provided! And join us in discussions about how captioning makes the film accessible to non-signing audience members. 

Thursday, Dec. 1

Accessible Social Media
TIME: noon-3 p.m.
WHERE: Tabling in front of Dunkin' in The Union
Ever wonder how to make your social media accessible to everyone? Including those with disabilities? Stop by the SSD table and learn how to enable captioning for your videos for those who may be deaf or hard of hearing and how to write image captions to assure access to those who are blind or have low vision. After learning, enter your name to win a raffle!
Two raffles offered. One for SA-chartered groups and one for individuals!


Friday, Dec. 2

Adapted Bowling
TIME: noon-2 p.m.
WHERE: Union Bowling Alley
Join us for this free bowling event in the Union. Bring your best bowling game and take a peek at how bowling ramps and shuffles are used by people with disabilities. 
American Sign Language Games and Dinner
TIME: 6:30-8 p.m.
WHERE: Hinman Multipurpose Room
Join us for ASL poetry, games and stories. Members of the local deaf community will also be joining us! All signing levels welcomed. No experience necessary. This will count as a deaf event for ASL classes too! Snacks will be provided!