Creating a youth summer camp where medical care is built in.
Designing architectural solutions to improve building access.
Fostering partnerships, between undergraduate engineering students and clients with physical impairments, to invent new products.
These are a few examples of the work celebrated by the James T. Neubacher Award.
Established by the university’s Council for Disability Concerns in October 1990, the award is a memorial to James T. Neubacher, a university alumnus and columnist for the Detroit Free Press who advocated for equal rights and opportunities for people with disabilities.
The award is presented to a faculty or staff member, student or alum of the University of Michigan for significant achievements in:
- Empowering people with disabilities.
- Advocating for or advancing disability rights or disability justice.
- Increasing the accessibility of programs and services to promote disability inclusion.
Nominations are being accepted through Aug. 5 for the 31st annual James T. Neubacher Award.
The award is sponsored by the U-M Council for Disability Concerns, the Office of Institutional Equity, University Human Resources, Michigan Medicine, and the Office of the President.