International Day of Persons with Disabilities

Monday, December 3, 2012


Today is the International Day of Persons with Disabilities! Today is dedicated to those who have both visible and non-visible disabilities. These students, no matter how severe the ailment, can have a hard time doing well on exams and completing work on time. This day is a great way to show them that they can achieve all they wish to achieve despite their disability. UNH’s Occupational Therapy Department, Health Services, Residential Life, Disability Services, the Education Department, the Center for Academic Resources and the Office of Affirmative Action and Equity all have sponsored an event today beginning 10:00am until 2:00pm. This event will be held in MUB room 330-332 and welcomes anyone to come in and try out different assistive devices and speak with service providers. The goal of today’s event is to educate people on the new devices and instructive methods available to help eliminate the barriers that those with disabilities face.

This event is hosted by the President’s Commission on the Status of People with Disabilities. This organization is committed to promoting the “empowerment and inclusion of students, faculty and staff, and guests with disabilities at the University of New Hampshire.” The President’s Commission on the Status of People with Disabilities believes that everyone that has a disability is an important aspect of our community. Each and every one of them adds value and diversity to our community.