Accessibility for All
Published: Saturday, April 21, 2012
Updated: Saturday, April 21, 2012 00:04
On April 12 in C101 a panel of differently-abled students will discuss their experiences on campus during an event called “Accessibility for All?: What We Can Learn.”
The Campus Climate Committee (CCC) decided to put the discussion together in order to bring awareness to those with disabilities. They originally wanted students who are not differently-abled, to live the lives of those who are for one day. However, upon further consideration the event was changed because CCC thought that it wouldn’t accurately represent the social aspect of their lives.
It was decided to have a panel of 4 or 5 students discuss what it’s like to be differently-abled. All students and faculty are encouraged to attend and they will be able to ask questions during the discussion.
CCC is made up of faculty, staff, and students who believe in creating a secure place for all persons on UW campuses. According to Timothy Thering, advisor for CCC, “The Campus Climate Committee was formed several years ago and charged with evaluating the UW Colleges Climate Survey and charged with proposing actions to improve the campus climate, especially in regards to acceptance of diversity.”