Disability Awareness Month

October is Disability Awareness Month. The Accessibility Committee and the Academic Resource Center (ARC) are providing weekly disability and accessibility tips this month for Disability Awareness Month.

Tip #1: Lead with empathy. 

One in five Americans is a person with a disability, and not all disabilities are visible. A person may be born with a disability, may acquire a disability through an accident or illness, or may acquire a disability as result of aging. Despite the fact that disability is a natural part of life, people with disabilities have not always had access to equal opportunities. Please support people with disabilities and consider that people may have a hidden disability.

The above sign is posted outside accessible restrooms in Scotland.