Disability Awareness Day Develops Awareness

    The Office of Disability Services (ODS) wants to give you a different perspective on the life of the disabled through their biannual Disability Awareness Day (DAD) Wednesday, September 24, 2014 from 10:00am – 2:00pm in the Student Recreation Center.

    DAD will be interactive. Participants will be able to navigate obstacle courses using wheelchairs to demonstrate maneuvering difficulties and wearing alcohol simulation goggles to demonstrate visual difficulties. There will also be fun reading exercise to demonstrate Dyslexia tendencies, a service animal educator and interactive lip reading exercise to demonstrate hard of hearing difficulties.

    The event is an opportunity to recognize daily challenges an individual with disabilities endures. The hope is to develop sensitivity that will cultivate respect, courtesy and social acceptance towards inclusion.

    The ODS would like to invite faculty to consider bringing your class to the event to educate and develop awareness and sensitivity by participating in the interactive activities. Staff is welcomed to attend as well. 

    ODS asks that class/participants receive extra credit for attending the DAD 2014 event. A sign-in sheet will be provided for all attendees to confirm their presence and brochures will be provided for students to return to class with.

    Contact the ODS at 713-313-4210 for more information.