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CfDC Minutes — September 11, 2018

ATTENDING: Stephanie Rosen, Chair; Anna Ercoli Schnitzer, Scribe; Mina Ajam; Patricia F. Anderson (via BlueJeans); Susan Barnes; Chun-Han Chen; Bonnie Dede; Brad Ebenhoeh; Jeff Edelstein; Paul Guttman; John Hagen; Michael Heinrich; Leah Hong; Jacquline Jeffery; Janet Keller; Courtney Klee; Pam McGuinty; Kathleen Mozak-Betts; Els Nieuwenhuijsen; Dan Rabosky; Robert Schultz (via BlueJeans); Gonzalo Silverio; Samuel Simpson; Brandon Werner; Ashley Wiseman; Jackie Wolf (via BlueJeans); Tracy Wright; Fred Wurtzel (via BlueJeans); and Seong-Hee Yoon. Apologies to others whose names I may not have caught; I did not mean to leave anyone out (nor spell anyone's name incorrectly).


  • Stephanie gave a report on and an update of the vision/mission retreat on August 24 and asked for feedback (information sent by email). Several members provided ideas and possible improvements (e.g., making statement more positive; including the idea of "inclusion"). Submit further ideas to
  • There is CART available today and there will be such transcription services at all future meetings.
  • A cochlear implant support group meeting will follow this Council meeting at 1 pm.
  • Anna mentioned having attended presentation at SPH Room 1680 on September 10 at 1 pm: Stigma and Discrimination Associated with Mental Disorders: What Can We Do about It? Keynote by Dr. Bruce Link (for further details, write
  • Jeff announced that he is seeking faculty/staff for M-Cube, an interdisciplinary research project with funding available to those selected. If interested, contact:
  • Anna reported that Taubman Health Sciences Library for the past several decades has collected used eyeglasses and hearing aids to be passed along to the AA Host Lions Club for categorizing and cleaning and then sent to Amazon Promise, a medical charity founded by one of the Michigan Medicine faculty members. You can drop your recyclable items at the Taubman Library Information Desk or send them to Anna via campus mail (schnitzer, Reference Dept, Taubman Health Sciences Library 2038). Amazon Promise video: YouTube video opens in new window


1) Jacquline Jeffery, Lead Design Manager and code specialist from Architecture, Engineering and Construction, presented information about building and campus accessibility along with renovation and remodeling projects. When provided with adequate funding, the U-M works beyond the ADA code to remove barriers and to provide accessibility to all. Q&A followed. For further questions and to report issues, please contact Jacquline at

2) Courtney, Leo, and Jeff described Initiative for Inclusive Design (detailed information sent by email) and showed a portion of a video "Separate but Equal." A multidisciplinary group, they conduct Lunch&Learn and other sessions to educate and focus on all aspects of inclusive design.

3) Seong-Hee, Rehabilitation Engineer at Michigan Medicine showed Council members models of her Braille Bot puzzle and Braille Buddy, inclusive items for education and play for blind children. She described the matching program with sponsorship of children who would be happy to have these items. She can mail these items at no cost all over the world once there is sponsorship available. For details, please see: webpage opens in new window

Closing Remarks

Again, very special thanks to Ethriam for providing the venue, the enthusiasm, and, of course, the delicious lunch! Our thanks to Dennis for technical assistance. And, of course, thank you, LaTasha, for facilitating on multiple fronts.

The next regular Council meeting will be held at noon Tuesday, October 9th, in the Rackham Building, 4th floor (room to be announced), 915 E Washington St, Ann Arbor.

Questions/additions/corrections to: <schnitzr at>

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