Just over one in four of today’s 20-year-olds will become disabled before reaching age 67, according to the US social security administration.
The University of Akron and the office of accessibility want to educate students by hosting disability awareness this week from Nov. 2 until Nov. 6.
The week started off with students taking pictures with Zippy in a photobooth on Monday, Nov. 2.
Today, Nov. 3, one can learn about apps and different technology for people with and without disabilities with the Life Hacks: Gadgets and apps to make life simpler. It will be held in the Student Union Market from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
On Wednesday, Nov. 4 at 7 p.m. in the SU Theatre, there will be an audio descriptive movie showing of “How to Train your Dragon 2.”
Wagtime Therapy Dogs will be visiting the SU Lounge on Nov. 5 from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. While in the SU Lounge, one can learn about different stress management techniques, as well as the training process and benefits of therapy dogs.
On Friday, Nov. 6, special guest Hattie Larlham will appear at the Zips Volleyball game against Miami.
According to their website, Hattie Larlham is a nonprofit organization that provides medical, residential, recreational and work training services to 1,500 children and adults with developmental disabilities.
For more information about disability awareness week visit, www.uakron.edu/access/disabilities-awareness-week/