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UTSA launches new Americans with Disabilities Act website


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(July 29, 2013) -- To further support a diverse, inclusive culture by continually improving and expanding disability awareness and access in its campuses, programs and activities, UTSA has launched a new website, "Americans with Disabilities Act Disability Resources at UTSA." The website serves as a one-stop destination for UTSA disability resources.

The website was created to help the UTSA community move toward seamless accessibility for all of its members. It comes as a result of collaboration by members of the UTSA ADA Accessibility Committee.

Browse the site to learn about the disability resources available to students, faculty, staff and visitors to UTSA. A detailed FAQ regarding the history of the ADA, parking and more is available. Additionally, anyone can report a barrier to accessibility at a UTSA campus or find a detailed list of accessibility contacts on UTSA campuses.

"This was a much-needed resource for UTSA," said Dianne Hengst, director of Student Disability Services. "This website serves as a portal to all of our university's ADA policies, resources and programs, and it is part of our commitment to serving every member of our university community equally."

>> Read more about UTSA's commitment to ADA compliance and accessibility.


The UTSA ADA Accessibility Committee serves in an advisory capacity and makes recommendations to the president of The University of Texas at San Antonio to coordinate and improve the university's efforts to provide programs, activities and facilities that are accessible.



Dec. 1, 9 a.m.

CITE Venture Competition & Exposition

The annual Center for Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship (CITE) 100K Venture Competition and Exposition will be held on the Main Campus on Dec. 1. Twenty-eight teams from across the university will exhibit their project; six teams will compete for a prize pool of more than $100,000 in funding to launch their new venture / company. More than 650 students have participated in launching new technology ventures.
Biotechnology, Sciences and Engineering (BSE 2.102), Main Campus

Dec. 3, 5:30 p.m.

UTSA Downtown String Project Winter Concert

This concert features 50 community children performing music in the UTSA Downtown String Project Winter Concert. The children, led by UTSA music students studying to be music teachers, will join together in playing the Theme from Batman at their concert. The Batman of San Antonio, a local celebrity figure, will make an appearance at the concert. This event is free.
Buena Vista Theatre, Downtown Campus

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UTSA writes the book on all-digital libraries

As touch screens and e-books demand more and more attention from both casual readers and scholars, many people say the handwriting is on the wall for the printed page.

At UTSA, the handwriting is on the wall for a library that doesn't have any printed books.

Since March 2010, the bookless library in the Applied Engineering and Technology Building has given UTSA students an innovative way to read, research and work with each other to solve problems.

With ultra-modern furniture and a décor featuring desktop computers, scanners and LCD screens, the AET Library is designed to engage students in an online format. But it also offers group study niches and study rooms with whiteboards and glass walls on which students can write. The space encourages teamwork, communications and problem solving for the next generation of scientists and professional engineers.

Did you know? The UTSA AET Library is the nation's first completely bookless library on a college or university campus. It served as a model for Bexar County's first-in-the-nation public bookless library system and one of its branches, the Dr. Ricardo Romo BiblioTech.

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The University of Texas at San Antonio is dedicated to the advancement of knowledge through research and discovery, teaching and learning, community engagement and public service. As an institution of access and excellence, UTSA embraces multicultural traditions and serves as a center for intellectual and creative resources as well as a catalyst for socioeconomic development and the commercialization of intellectual property - for Texas, the nation and the world.

UTSA's Vision

To be a premier public research university, providing access to educational excellence and preparing citizen leaders for the global environment.

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