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UCO students experience disability

Disability Awareness Week activities offered University of Central Oklahoma students an opportunity to experience firsthand what it is like to be disabled. Students were faced with visual and physical challenges.
by Diana Baldwin Published: April 7, 2012
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University of Central Oklahoma students this week got a firsthand look at life with disabilities as they observed Disability Awareness Week.

Students participated in hand-on learning experiences in an effort to gain a better understanding of the challenges people living with disabilities face.

There were visual challenges where students were blindfolded and physical challenges where they had to maneuver through a maze on a wheelchair.

“The concept of being disabled is hard to understand for people who do not have a disability and have never had the opportunity to interact with someone who does,” said Sharla Weathers, coordinator for UCO Disability Support Services.

by Diana Baldwin
Sr. Reporter
Diana Baldwin has been an Oklahoma journalist since 1976 and came to The Oklahoman in 1991. She covered the Oklahoma City bombing and covered the downfall of Oklahoma City police forensic chemist Joyce Gilchrist misidentifying evidence. She wrote...
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