Ball State to sponsor disability awareness programs in March

Topic: Student Affairs

March 7, 2007

Ball State's Disabled Student Development Office is sponsoring several programs to increase awareness of disabilities.

The events, which are free and open to the public, include:

  • "Deaf 101" — 2 p.m. March 21 in the Pittenger Student Center, room 301. Cultural aspects of the deaf community including language and laws will be presented.
  • "Blind Vision" — 4 p.m. March 28 in the Pittenger Student Center, music lounge. Adaptive computer technology specialist Carlos Taylor will discuss misconceptions about blindness and offer insight about a blind person's daily routine.
  • "Women with Disabilities: Being Invited to the Table" — 7 p.m. March 26, in the Pittenger Student Center, room 301. Juli Paini, coordinator of the Indianapolis Mayor's Advisory Council on Disability, will present the program.

In addition, the week will include an awards program recognizing Ball State students, faculty, staff and alumni their contributions to Ball State's disabled students. The awards will be presented at 2 p.m. March 22 in the Student Center, forum room.

Participants who require special accommodations to attend any event are asked to contact the Disabled Student Development Office at (765) 285-5293 or dsd@bsu.edu.

By Luke Brown

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