Posted February 21, 2008
Idaho State University’s ADA and Disability Resource Center has organized a week of events to build awareness and create a better understanding of people with disabilities on campus and in the community. The events begin Monday, Feb. 25, and run through Friday, Feb. 29. The events are designed to help build awareness of the contributions people with disabilities bring to the university, the workplace and the community.
“Events and discussions will focus on how equal access to buildings, education and jobs can benefit everyone,” said Dennis Toney, director of the ISU ADA and Disabilities Resource Center.
Toney said he hopes to turn Disability Awareness Week into an annual event that will continuously improve communication and understanding between people of all abilities.
Events for Disability Awareness Week are as follows:
• Feb. 25, noon to 1 p.m. – Guest speaker Tracy Martin to discuss "Accessibility and Community" Rendezvous Suite C.
• Feb. 26, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Open house, Graveley Hall Lobby
• Feb. 27, noon to 1 p.m. – Guest speaker, Bob Ellis, of the Cooperative Wilderness Handicapped Outdoor Group (CW HOG), "Adventure Trips for the Disabled," Rendezvous Suite C.
• Feb. 28, noon to 1 p.m. – Guest Speaker, Emily Turner to discuss "Deaf Culture," Rendezvous Suite C.
• Feb. 28, 7 p.m. – Presentation of Disability Awareness and Distinguished Service Award to Ernie Naftzger, Reed Gymnasium.
• Feb. 29, noon to 1 p.m. – Mary Whitacker, free hearing screening, Rendezvous Suite C
For more information, contact Dennis Toney at 282-3599.