Published by Communications and Public Affairs (519) 824-4120, Ext. 56982 or 53338
March 02, 2004
Awareness week spotlights access for students with disabilities
Raising awareness about accessibility to campus buildings and facilities for students with disabilities is the focus of an upcoming events-filled week at U of G.
Accessibility Awareness Week, sponsored by Residence Life and the Centre for Students with Disabilities, runs March 8 to 14. It's designed to draw attention to the issue of access for people with visual, hearing, mobility, learning, psychological and medical disabilities.
The week begins Monday with a round-table discussion on issues facing women with disabilities at 5:30 p.m. in Room 335 of the University Centre. At 7 p.m., the film The Other Sister will be shown in the fireplace lounge in Lennox-Addington Hall. A discussion on the integration of people with intellectual disabilities will follow.
Tuesday, there will be a presentation and discussion on coping with learning disabilities at 5:30 p.m. at the Centre for Students with Disabilities, located on the third floor of the University Centre.
On Wednesday, students with disabilities will discuss their experiences at 5:30 p.m. in East Town Hall, followed by a 7 p.m. presentation by student leaders who spent a day using a wheelchair on campus. Thursday and Friday, there will also be round-table discussions at 5:30 p.m. in UC 335.
Saturday at 1 p.m., Paralympian and Canadian track champion Linda Hamilton will share her inspirational story of competing as a world-class athlete with a disability. The event will be held in the Eccles Centre.
The week concludes Sunday at 7 p.m. with the movie The Bill Potter Story , followed by a discussion in the fireplace lounge in Lennox-Addington Hall.