Texas Tech to Celebrate Disability Awareness Week

Texas Tech to Celebrate Disability Awareness Week

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - Texas Tech University's Student Disability Services(SDS) will celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) with campus wide events during Disability Awareness Week, Oct. 26-30.

A kick-off event for the week will occur from 2-3 p.m. Monday (Oct. 26) at West Hall, 2520 Broadway, where Larry Phillippe, managing director for SDS, will speak about the ADA and the impact it has had on student and society and highlight how the ADA also has pushed technology to new heights and has pushed for a more universal design of items everyone uses on a daily basis.

To show support, the Texas Tech community can pick up a wristband in West Hall, Room 335 or the free speech zone by the Student Union Building and wear it throughout the week, attend the events and share experiences with the #TTUDAW15 hashtag. Those who use the hashtag will have a chance to win gift cards, Texas Tech apparel and other door prizes via Facebook and Twitter. SDS also will give out door prizes at the events throughout the week.

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