Friday, February 23, 2024



Friday, January 26th, 2024, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM (CST)


In attendance: Allison Levine, Amelia DeRynck, Brad Ferrier, Bri Swope, David Rooney, Elizabeth Wallace, Emily Mozena, Hallie Abelman, Julie Gaida, Kristina Gordon, Madde H., Megan Meyer, Michael Penniman, Rita Soenksen, T.M. Weissenberger, Wendy Robertson


Secretary confirmation 

Approval of Minutes for previous meeting 

Treasury Report (Hallie) $346.31 remaining balance

New Joining Member Acknowledgement Allison Levine shared

Announcements / Updates:

  • HHP Day of Empowerment Friday January 26th, 2-4 + social 5pm (Michael)
    • Location: University Capitol Centre suite 2520D
  • Dances described performance February 22-24, 7:30pm nightly, Space Place Theater (Bri) – connecting with Carli and Mike K and any Students who want to volunteer.
  • ReelAbilities Film Festival March 20-22 6:30pm nightly (Bri) – Renaming brand, with included campus and community partnerships; Special Olympic year – adaptive sports equipment – discussed film ideas.
  • Hawkathalon April 13th 1-3pm (Bri) – CRWC (Wellness Center) – 2 stations: track – fitness – movement work outs.
  • ADA celebration & Sen Harkin visit (Bri) – work in progress (or Zack Wallace)
  • T.M. Weissenberger – Campus challenge to raise accessibility on department websites – GAAD (May 16) – seminar invites to sure-up campus website accessibility.
  • Elizabeth - Touch Tour at Stanley MA – first group, shared photos; learned much about navigation ability and exploration. T.M. shared experience at Stanley and John Lee Clark’s protractile presentation at UI
  • 3D printing club on campus – org that may want to help with campus accessibility.
  • CDA Social date set: May 24 (during regular meeting time) at Stanley MA - Contact Elizabeth if you need assistance with access or parking.
  • Allison Levine shared about Student activities that check ADA accessibility on campus; Brad shared about a similar study with ADA checklist with discussion.
  • Discussion for future topics: better awareness for weather occurrences and parking & transportation


Planning (Spring remainder meetings - through May 2024):

  • Start thinking about Nominations or your personal interest for CDA Leadership roles.
  • UI to Embark on 10-Year Facilities Master Plan – what’s CDA’s role?
  • Social media campaign update (Elizabeth) – Call to action
  • Any agenda items to add?

Action Items (before next meeting):

Post-meeting (Optional: 12:30 – 1 PM):  Additional business / new members (time permitting)

Next meeting: Friday February 23rd, 2024, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM (CST) 


Chat notes: I noticed this book came out recently (freely available online) “Improvising Across Abilities: Pauline Oliveros and the Adaptive Use Musical Instrument” and I thought people might be interested (one of the editors in Abbey Dvorak in Music)


Submitted by David Rooney, February 21, 2024