• Disability Resources Display in Carrier Library
  • students playing wheelchair basketball
  • chef showing students how to prepare a healthy meal
  • individuals coloring as a way to de-stress
  • picture of a computer and training manual

In March, we celebrated the 9th annual Disability Awareness Week. This year’s theme, “Dukes Got Grit”, focused on the importance of “discover[ing] your inner champion”, resiliency, and grit. It also aimed to engage members of our community in conversations about disability, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility. 

A variety of events were planned to raise awareness, knowledge, skills, and actions necessary as we strive to be an inclusive community that values the richness of all individuals and perspectives. These included accessible sports demonstrations, an interactive allergen-free cooking class, an open class lecture, disability rights dialogue, talent development workshops, and of course, a Keynote Speech by Tricia Downing, an accomplished author and athlete. 

Look out for more information on our 10th D.A.W. in 2019!

Accessibility at JMU 

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