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.