After such success last year, Salt Lake Community College welcomes back Disability Awareness Week. This year, much like last, Disability Awareness Week will show great appreciation and recognition for those with disabilities who are part of the SLCC family.
There will be four different events throughout the week of September 15 -19. The main goal is to bring awareness to SLCC students both with and without disabilities about the different resources that are available within the school and in the community. There will also be a training workshop for faculty that same week.
“The purpose for this is to get people to understand the misconception around those with disabilities, but also to show those who have disabilities that they are not different from the rest of the students, they just do some things differently,” says Candida Darling, Director of the Disability Resource Center (DRC).
On Monday, Sept. 15, at 12:00 p.m. there will be an Employment and Disability Panel discussion.
The purpose of this particular event is to raise awareness to those with disabilities, about all the great work opportunities that lie ahead of them.
This will be held in the Student Event Center located at the Taylorsville-Redwood Campus.
On Tuesday, Sept. 16, from 11:30 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. there will be an Assistive Technology Fair.
This fair will allow students with disabilities to see the important role that technology can play in their life and the impact it can have in order to be successful in college.
This will take place at the South City Campus Atrium. Free pizza will be served at the event.
On Wednesday, Sept. 17, from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. the film “Going Blind: Coming out of the Dark about Vision Loss” will be shown.
This documentary helps encourage and inspire people to be grateful for the gift of sight, but also sets awareness about vision loss. There will also be a discussion afterwards, so audience members can join and express their thoughts.
This will take place at Taylorsville-Redwood Campus, in the Technology Building, room 203.
On Friday, Sept. 19, returning comedian Samuel Comroe, will be showing the audience that you can laugh through any situation no matter how hard it might be.
Comroe will be speaking at 12:00 p.m. and at the comedy show at 7:00 p.m. This event will be held at the Taylorsville-Redwood Campus, in the Student Event Center.
Student life and leadership played a huge role in putting this event together, they have put their best efforts into it.
Students are encouraged not to miss out. Come and help make this another great Disability Awareness Week.
Also, remember that there will be free pizza Monday and Tuesday.