A poster by the Council on Community Advocacy (COCA) was named Most Informative at the recent Association of University Councils on Disability (AUCD) conference. Titled “The COCA Experience,” the poster outlines COCA’s organizational structure and leadership opportunities, as well as highlighting past, present and future activities.
Gordon Richins, consumer advocate at Utah State University’s Center for Persons with Disabilities (CPD) and former COCA board member, worked on the poster via e-mail and telephone with a half-dozen other people.
“I came up with an idea in my head,” Richins said, “and the six of us tweaked it until we got what we wanted it to say.”
More than 130 posters were presented at the conference, Richins said.
“It’s a competition,” he said. “That’s why it’s so cool to win one of three awards.”