NAU kicks off Disability Awareness Month

October 2015 Disability Heritage Month Celebrating 25 Years of the Americans with Disabilities Act

Awareness bannerEnlightening conversations and strategies for increasing inclusion will take place during Disability Awareness Month.

October’s lineup of activities includes a scavenger hunt, panel discussion, seated volleyball tournament and a film screening.

This year’s events, free and open to the public, are:

Campus talk with Andy Imparato
1-2:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 9
Native American Cultural Center
Disability rights lawyer Andy Imparato has worked with bipartisan policymakers to advance disability policy at the national level in the areas of civil rights, workforce development and disability benefits.

Accessibility Scavenger Hunt
3-4:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 9
Louie statue outside the University Union
NAU 4 ALL will lead a scavenger hunt to explore the campus and identify access issues.

A conversation about disability: Everything you always wanted to know but were afraid to ask
7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 14
University Union, between the Hot Spot and Union Point
Presenters Matthew Wangeman and John McDermott will host a conversation on disability.

Seated Volleyball Tournament
4-7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 16
Health and Learning Center, South Gym
Join Campus Recreation, Disability Resources and the Commission on Disability Access and Design for a university-wide seated volleyball tournament. Register here.

Assistive Technology Center Open House
4:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 21
IHD Assistive Technology Center
Join the center to see the latest devices that support vision, hearing, communication, computer access and activities of daily living and learning cognition and development.

Film Screening: Lives Worth Living 
6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 28
Cline Library Assembly Hall
Screening of the film will be followed by a panel discussion.

Events were organized and supported by student advisory boards NAU 4 All and TASH@NAU, Student Activities Council, the Commission on Disability Access and Design, the Institute for Human Development, Disability Resources, Equity and Access Office, Campus Recreation Services and the Office of the President.