John Robinson

November 28, 2022

Charlotte Talks and WFAE’s EQUALibrium present a public conversation on disability awareness and accessibility in Charlotte

DI-NC’s Pat Keul joined Mike Collins of WFAE Radio to explore what Charlotte might look like if it was accessible to all people. Pat is joined by co-panelists Terry Bradley, Deputy Director and ADA Coordinator for the City of Charlotte, and Judith Brown, Founder and Executive Director of 70Forward.
October 25, 2022

CommunAbility Disability:IN North Carolina – Interview Tom Colclough

We recently sat down with Tom Colclough, Deputy District Director at the EEOC and recipient of this year’s DI-NC Steve LaBour Leadership Award. In our time with Tom Colclough, we explore the importance of the mentoring relationship throughout one’s academic and professional career, the value of internships and current trends in workplace accommodations in the post pandemic era.
October 25, 2022

CommunAbility Disability:IN North Carolina – Interview’s Dr Tiffany Tuma at St. Augustine College, in NC

In our recent conversation with Dr. Tiffany Tuma, Assistant Dean for the Center for Academic Success and Accessible Education at St. Augustine College, we explore her perspective on moving past the stigma of disability within minority communities, building organic mentorships and the importance of mentor commitment.
October 4, 2022

CommunAbility Disability:IN North Carolina – Conversation with Dr. Tarsha Winston Reid

Recently, we sat down with Dr. Tarsha Winston Reid, the Dean of Education, Psychology, and Social Work and the Coordinator of Disability Services at Livingstone College to discuss CommunAbility:DI-NC and what the program means for Livingstone. We discuss some of the biggest challenges facing students today, the impact of community on student confidence, and the potential impact of CommunAbility:DI-NC at Livingstone.
October 4, 2022

CommunAbility Disability:In North Carolina – Conversation with Dr. Lucheia Graves

In this issue, we enter a conversation with Dr. Lucheia Graves, Director of Office of Accessibility Services at Bennett College. In this dialogue, Dr. Graves shares her perspective on when advocacy and mentorship need to begin, the value of exposure in educating the public around differences, and the intersectionality of race, gender, and disability.  
March 10, 2022

Employer Events Hosted by the NC Department of Health and Human Services

June 30, 2021

CALL FOR PROPOSALS for “Everybody WORKS in 2021”: The Role of a Disability Employment Community Collaborative”

Sponsored by Cardinal Innovations Healthcare & Trane Technologies Disability:IN North Carolina will hold a virtual celebration of innovative employment strategies featuring individuals with disabilities and their employers and service provides on October 5th as part of our two-day 2021 Fall Conference.  The October 5th event sponsor is Cardinal Innovations Healthcare.  This event is ideal for Community Rehabilitation Program (CRP) leadership and staff, Managed Care Organization leadership and staff,  job coaches,  care coordinators, people with disabilities,  policy makers, teacher educators, special educators, parents, and other advocates. The event will focus on innovative employment strategies that are being used across North Carolina to promote full inclusion of people with disabilities in the workforce.  As a strategic partner of DI-NC, Cardinal Innovations Healthcare is sponsoring the Everybody WORKS in 2021: The Role of  a Disability Employment Community Collaborative to expand access to best practices in disability inclusion across North Carolina.  We are inviting employment providers from across the state to apply to present at the Everybody Works conference on October 5, 2021.  Thanks to Trane Technologies for providing the technical platform to manage this virtual event.   Please submit your proposals via e-mail to  Beth Butler Fadel at and Pat Keul at .