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A growing number of students with disabilities are coming to college campuses across the country, including NIU. In the past few years, the number of students at NIU who have disclosed they have a disability has more than doubled. Why? Students have shared that NIU provides a welcoming campus community, one in which disability is...
John Mravik’s life is like a book filled with a series of tragic – and even near-death – chapters, along with a few joyous ones. One of those joyous chapters will be written Friday evening when the Elgin resident accepts his  master’s of arts degree during the graduate school commencement. He’ll receive his diploma while...
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Federal mandates are requiring post-secondary institutions across the country to implement best practices to increase access, reduce barriers and achieve greater success with a diverse student body. This is particularly important as NIU enrolls a greater numbers of older students, veterans and second-language learners. These students represent a myriad of social, economic and cultural backgrounds....
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The Rockford Chariots will square off against the Chicago Hornets in a wheelchair basketball game scheduled to tip off at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 5, at the Student Recreation Center. It marks the second consecutive year that a wheelchair hoops game has been sponsored by NIU’s Presidential Commission on Persons with Disabilities and two units...
Northern Illinois University’s DeafPride and the Center for Access-Ability Resources (CAAR) invites the NIU community to its fall 2011 Deaf Awareness Week, with events each evening from Monday, Nov. 7, through Friday, Nov. 11. Deaf Awareness Week is an opportunity to share Deaf culture and American Sign Language with NIU faculty, staff and students. Highlights include DeafTown,...
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NIU’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...
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According to the National Center for Educational Statistics, 11.3 percent of undergraduates have a disability. Statistically, that makes it probable that faculty and staff are interacting with students with disabilities every day. Many of these students have disabilities that are not readily apparent, as referenced by the DO-IT Center at the University of Washington. This can...
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Did you know that nearly one out of 10 college students has a disability? Because not all disabilities are visible, this might seem like a surprising statistic. The Center for Access-Ability Resources is here to provide resources for students with disabilities as well as provide resources to the campus community about disabilities. Throughout the fall and...