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Students of the University of Houston. Houstonian 1994 - Academics. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. August 20, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/20605/show/20438.

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Students of the University of Houston. Houstonian 1994 - Academics. Houstonian Yearbook Collection. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/20605/show/20438

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Transcript DisAbled For A Day DisAbilities Awareness Week allowed students to experience the hardships handicapped students overcome Tie number of DisAbled students increased drasti cally for a few hours, so that more students may understand the hardships handicapped students overcome. A handful of students volunteered to be physically and visually impaired at the "Blind For A Day" and "Wheelchair For A Day" events, which were part of DisAbilities Awareness Week to help students learn about the challenges phyysically impaired students face every day. Rodger Peters, a physiology graduate student and chief organizer of DisAbilities Awareness Week said, these are new events recently added to this year's activities. "Each year we plan to add a new events to increase awareness of how students with disabilities live," Peters said. Students wheeled themeselves and bumped into everthing around campus while experience first hand the life of a disabled person. Tamara Mills, a freshman nursing major, turned down the use of the traditional guide while she was blind for a day. Instead she volunteered to negotiate the campus using only a cane to guide her. "I ran into everything. I didn't know where I was," Mills said. "I felt very lost." Another student, undeclared freshman Jim Post, Students learn a real life lesson - it's the simple things in life that are taken for granted. chose to have a guide assist himwhile he was blind. "My senses seemed to be much sharper. I relied on hearing and touching rather than sight," said Post. Post was led by his sister Lara Post, a political science senior with experience assisting the blind. The members of her sorority, Delta Gamma, volunteer their time to the Light House for the Blind, an organization dedicated to helping the blind. When going through the Light House orientation with her sorority, Lara decided to learn how to lead the blind, Post said. "We learned that simple things make the difference; description is the key," she said. "If I am explaining explaining a coffee cup, for example, I need to describe the shape, where the handle's located . Students who didn't want to be totally blind for the day, had the opportunity to try on different lenses that allowed them to experience degrees of sightlessness. The glasses simulated the effects of cateracts or retinal detachment. Juanita Beeson, a vocational rehabilitation counselor for the Texas Commission ofthe Blind, said UH has approximatley 20 to 30 visually impaired students enrolled. Although TCB's main function is to help visually impaired students get a job after graduation, the organization also helps students register for classes, get books and find people to read for them if necessary. "We hope students and faculty don't stereotype visually impaired people as blind, because most do have some type of vision," Beeson said. Stori Carpenter 126 65) Academics