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Popcorn and an Amazing Movie

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Read about our students' experience during DAW 2014's movie night with "The Hammer".
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Office of Disability Services Decorating the Spirit Rock

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Do you know why the Spirit Rock and DAW 2014 make a great combination?
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Meet Your Peer Access Advocate: Tyler Rich
You may have seen him around campus riding his Segway. Read about his transition to JMU, his position as a Peer Access Advocate, and what he wants to do after graduation.

Food and Accessibility, Who Knew Those Were a Great Combination!
JMU's Office of Disability Services hosted its 5th annual Disability Awareness Week the week of March 24th, 2014. This year's theme, Celebrating a World of Difference, kept the JMU community engaged in conversations about disability, diversity, inclusion and accessibility.

4 Wheel City Strives to Inspire Awareness at James Madison
Two of the Office of Disability Services' student staff describe their experiences at the 4 Wheel City concert during DAW 2014.

A Passionate Speech from President Alger for DAW's Keynote Address
President Alger's Keynote Address not only brought up examples of creating accessibility on JMU, it demonstrated accessibility by using ASL and CART interpreters throughout the entire address.

I Can Make Accesible Materials in Microsoft Office? And It's Easy!
Learn about how JMU's faculty and staff enjoyed creating accessible materials using Microsoft Office.

Having Fun Playing Sports in a New Way
Read about Brennan's and Sarah's experiences with Wheelchair Basketball and Goalball during the Adaptive Sports Showcase.

Student-Inspired Panel Discussion for Disability Awareness Week
Read about our students' excitement with how panel members and attendees openly discussed challenges and life experiences during the Panel Discussion.