Messenger - Vol. 3, No. 1, Page 17
Fall 1993
DiScala new program coordinator

     Jeanette DiScala has assumed the newly created position of Americans
with Disabilities Act (ADA) program coordinator at the University. "The
University has many programs and services in place for persons with
disabilities," DiScala said, "and my role is to act as a liaison and
coordinator of these efforts for students, employees and members of the
general public with disabilities who are on campus, and to introduce new
programs where appropriate."
     The new position is in the Office of Affirmative Action and
Multicultural Programs.
     DiScala says she views her job as multifaceted since she serves as an
advocate for those with disabilities and as an educator and trainer about
disabilities and ADA compliance for the campus community. In addition, she
is a coordinator, working with staff members in student life, employee
relations and facilities planning and construction who already have been
involved in improving the campus environment for persons with disabilities.
Much work already has been done to make the campus and University programs
accessible for persons with disabilities, DiScala said.
     Disabilities cover a large range, she said, from mobility, vision and
hearing impairments to learning disabilities and emotional and mental
     A graduate of the State University of New York at Binghamton and
Cornell University Law School, DiScala holds a doctorate from the
University of Washington in Seattle.