Tomorrow, at Cal State Sacramento, they will be holding a Disability Awareness Day.
There will be technology demonstrations and " a tour of
the Services to Students with Disabilities High Tech Center located in
the Academic Information Resource Center, Rooms 2010 and 2011."
I know. I'm so excited I could plotz.
This is the kind of self-congratulatory group hug we usually see from well-meaning people, It's show-and-tell. And I should add, before continuing to sound snarky, that the University of California system is the most advanced in the world, when it comes to delivering assistive technology solutions to students.
But here are some alternate activities:
- Get in a wheelchair. And stay there.
- Put on a blindfold. And leave it on.
- Tape your arms to your side, so you can't reach anything.
- Lock your head in place, so only your eyes can move.
Then try to get through your day. Just try to get your work done.
Only by really walking in a disabled person's shoes (or sitting in their chair) and actually having to get something done can you begin to comprehend the magnitude of the challenges these millions go through every day.
For them every day is Disability Day. But it's their abilities that will make your day.