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September 25, 2003

Gavilan College presents "An Eye-Opening Experience" in honor of National Disabilities Awareness Month

WHO: Students, staff, and the community

WHAT: Are invited to raise their awareness about life with disabilities by participating in hands-on, role-playing activities. This year?s event will feature interactive activities, including ?Walk a Mile in My Shoes?, a wheelchair par course; ?Do You See What I See??, a blind experience; ?Can You Hear Me Now??? a deaf experience; ?Power Me Up,? an assistive technology activity, and ?Righting Write,? a learning disabilities experience. The activities are designed to provide an understanding of the challenges and barriers people with disabilities face every day. They will help participants understand the ?what, where, and why? of special accomodations.

WHEN: Wednesday, October 1, 2003
11:10 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

WHERE: In the "quad" area outside the Gavilan College Student Center. Gilroy campus.
5055 Santa Teresa Blvd., Gilroy

WHY: Every year the Gavilan College Department of Disabled Students Programs and Services sponsors awareness activities to honor national Disability Awareness Month. Past years have featured the artistic abilities of students with disabilities and addressed discrimination issues. Last year?s event emphasized diversity, as students, staff, and community members joined hands across campus in recognition, appreciation, and respect for one another?s differences.

This year's hands-on event will help people to understand the challenges people with disabilities are faced with every day, and will clarify the necessity of providing full physical access and (on campus) classroom accomodations to allow persons with disabilities dignity and respect. Full access to campus services and classroom instruction are essential components to equal opportunity for student success.

If you need an accomodation to participate in this event, call DSPS at (408) 848-4965.

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Last modified: August 17, 2011
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