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Randy Lewis, Los Angeles Times
January 23, 2015

At the 2015 National Association of Music Merchants show in Anaheim, Calif. it sounded like heresy to hear a marketing honcho for one of the world’s leading drum manufacturers say, “We’re not trying to turn everyone into a professional drummer.”

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While letters, names, and meaning come up a lot in conversation when talking about VSA 
(any VSA in the country!), there are some trends in vocabulary that we have accepted as 
common best practices when discussing topics relating to disability.


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The 2013 Accessible Expressions Ohio exhibition is currently on display at three Ohio venues for the months of April and May. If you are in Southeastern or Central Ohio in the next month, stop by and take a look!


Athens, OH


Columbus, Ohio (two locations on campus) 

 

James Castle Sculpture and Drawing Series

The Ohio State University's Urban Art Space is currently hosting an exhibition featuring the works of renowned Outsider artist,James Castle. In conjunction with this powerful exhibition, the Urban Arts Space offered workshops for educators and the general public on different aspects of the show. Curated by Disability Studies professor, Dr. Brenda Brueggemann, the exhibition takes a close look at Castle's work and how his identity as a Deaf artist shines through his imagery. Below are a few highlights of one workshop in particular that VSA Ohio staff were fortunate enough to attend.


Photographer Brian Steel reacts to both criticisms and praise of his recent work in a series of photographs called Impaired Perceptions that opened in Atlanta in 2012. He answers questions about the inspiration for this project in an interview on CNN.com. His responses also lead to discussion of other important topics and news stories pertinent to his message.

Governor John Kasich joined Autism advocates to celebrate a new mandate for health insurance coverage of Autism services.

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