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NIU to host exhibit on history of disability

September 30, 2011

Photo of a business executive in a wheelchairNIU’s Center for Access-Ability Resources will host a nationally recognized display of the history of disability from Tuesday, Oct. 11, through Monday, Oct. 17, in the Gallery Lounge in the Holmes Student Center.

The display was on campus April 14, 2011, and the feedback from those who viewed the display was so overwhelmingly positive that the display is being brought back for a full week for the campus community to experience.

October is considered National Disability Employment Awareness Month, and many public and federal entities take the time during October to highlight awareness of disability in myriad ways. The disability history display presents a variety of perspectives that have been held regarding disability over hundreds of years, bringing participants to modern day.

The Center for Access-Ability Resources invites those that visit the display to dialogue about disability as a component of diversity and to engage in viewing disability through a social justice framework.

For additional information about the disability history display or disability resources at NIU, contact the Center for Access-Ability Resources at 815-753-1303 or [email protected].