10 Dec 2012

This semester, I had the opportunity to teach a political science/legal studies course at Ball State University that analyzed the politics dealing with Americans with disabilities and how our issues affected the 2012 Presidential race.  This class is an integral part of The Disability Project, an initiative of Ball State’s Bowen Center for Public Affairs. […]

31 Jul 2012

  On July 26th, our country marked the 22nd anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act.  It was – and continues to be – a landmark piece of civil rights legislation. Throughout my life, I have had the opportunity to see the ADA in action.  I’ve written before  about how the ADA is continually evolving, […]

06 Jun 2012

  One of the initiatives of which I’m pleased to be a part is The Disability Project, which was created in 2009 by Ball State’s Political Science Department.  When we launched The Disability Project, we set our sights on identifying, addressing and eliminating the barriers to employment that college educated people with disabilities often face.  […]

07 May 2012

Recipients of the 2012 Fehribach Awards gather for a photo with Greg and Mary Beth Fehribach.  Bottom row, left to right:  Laura Walter, Allen Caldwell, Jr., Greg Fehribach and Syndey Comer.  Top row, left to right:  Mary Beth Fehribach, Jacob Caudill, Seth Johnson and Patricia Kupchik.  Recently, Mary Beth and I had the opportunity to […]

10 Feb 2012

Last week, The New York Times ran a piece by Peggy Klaus titled, “A Chance to See Disabilities as Assets.” Ms. Klaus recently gave a lecture at the University of California, Berkeley to students with disabilities in its Disabled Students Program. These students, like those I work with at Ball State University’s Bowen Center for […]

03 Feb 2012

As we get closer to game day, I’m particularly energized by the work I’ve been doing for the National Football League to ensure people with disabilities are able to attend and enjoy the Super Bowl. Creating this inclusive opportunity for people with disabilities gives them more choices when it comes to how they spend their […]

01 Feb 2012

This week’s The Indiana Lawyer highlights the progress Indianapolis has made in the areas of access and inclusion, which ultimately will play a key role during the Super Bowl. I’m pleased to have been a part of this effort, particularly because of the efforts of the members of the host committee’s ADA Disability Inclusion Subcommittee. […]

31 Jan 2012

As a lifelong football fan, welcoming the Super Bowl to Indianapolis is truly exciting. I firmly believe that Indianapolis does events better than most cities. This week, our city will shine on the national and international stage. It’s been an honor and a privilege for me to assist the host committee in ensuring the Super […]

12 Jan 2012

Written by Larry Markle, director of Disabled Student Development at Ball State University Though the home town team will not be represented, the city of Indianapolis will be at the center of the football world on Sunday, February 5, when the Super Bowl is played at Lucas Oil Stadium. With a goal of hosting the […]