2016 Archives

‘The Ability Exhibit’ to raise awareness of disabilities

October 21, 2016

On Tuesday, October 25, SMU’s Disability Accommodations & Success Strategies (DASS) office is hosting “The Ability Exhibit” from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the lobby of the Owen Arts Center, 6101 Bishop Blvd. The traveling exhibit, which is free and open to the public, is designed to build awareness about disabilities and the disability movement.

The exhibit’s 10 interactive multimedia stations help visitors understand the experience of individuals with a range of disabilities. “Visitors will have the opportunity to take a pledge to be an ally of people with disabilities,” says Alexa Taylor, DASS lead and senior associate director of the Altshuler Learning Enhancement Center.

The exhibit is being brought to campus with support from SMU’s President’s Commission on the Needs of Persons with Disabilities and the student organization Students for New Learning, which provides support and programs for students with learning differences.

For information about the exhibit or DASS, call 214-768-1470 or email dass@smu.edu.

Learn more at smu.edu/disabilities.

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Sarah Hanan
SMU News and Communications
Office of Public Affairs
214-768-7622
shanan@smu.edu