International Day of Persons with Disabilities

December 3, 2012

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Today is the International Day of Persons with Disabilities! Today is
dedicated to those who have both visible and non-visible disabilities. These students,
no matter how severe the ailment, can have a hard time doing well on exams and
completing work on time. This day is a great way to show them that they can
achieve all they wish to achieve despite their disability. UNH’s Occupational
Therapy Department, Health Services, Residential Life, Disability Services, the
Education Department, the Center for Academic Resources and the Office of
Affirmative Action and Equity all have sponsored an event today beginning 10:00am until 2:00pm. This event will
be held in MUB room 330-332 and welcomes
anyone to come in and try out different assistive devices and speak with
service providers. The goal of today’s event is to educate people on the new
devices and instructive methods available to help eliminate the barriers that
those with disabilities face.

This event is hosted by the
President’s Commission on the Status of People with Disabilities. This
organization is committed to promoting the “empowerment and inclusion of
students, faculty and staff, and guests with disabilities at the University of
New Hampshire.” The President’s Commission on the Status of People with
Disabilities believes that everyone that has a disability is an important aspect
of our community. Each and every one of them adds value and diversity to our

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