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KUT Considers: Disability in Texas, Jan. 24

The next KUT Considers event will focus on some of the top issues affecting Texans with disabilities.
The next KUT Considers event focused on some of the top issues affecting Texans with disabilities.

Join Texas Standard and a panel of experts for a conversation about some of the top issues affecting the 3.5 million Texans who live with a disability.

Texas Parent to Parent’s Amy Litzinger, Disability Rights Texas attorney Sashi Nisankarao, and community advocate Nancy Crowther will kick off the conversation.

Specifically, we will discuss:

  • Current challenges and opportunities in fully inclusive education,
  • Legal and practical access to the voting booth for all, and
  • Transportation technology, including autonomous vehicles and accessible navigation tools.

Texas Standard reporter/producer Shelly Brisbin, who recently hosted Texas Standard’s hour-long special, The State of Disability in Texas, will lead the conversation. She is a multi-time winner of Barbara Jordan Media Awards, which honor the best reporting about disability in the state.

Help inform our discussion by submitting your questions about education, voting and transportation ahead of time via the Texas Standard contact form.

Accessible seating and ASL interpretation provided. The Long Center is accessible via public transit, including CaptMetro routes 1, 3, 7, 10, 20, 30, 801 and 803.

Audio from the event will be recorded and available later on KUT 90.5 and KUT.org, along with a transcript.

Explore Texas Standard’s ongoing coverage of disability in Texas.

KUT Considers: Disability in Texas

  • 6:30 to 8 p.m. (doors at 6 p.m.)
  • Wednesday, Jan. 24
  • Kodosky Donor Lounge at the Long Center (701 W Riverside Dr.)
  • Please RSVP for this free event.

“KUT Considers” is a quarterly series facilitating community conversations around a range of topics – from current events to culture and more.