University administrators participated in Empathy Day by using walkers, wheelchairs, crutches, canes and braces to increase disability awareness and raise money for Nicholls student Myron Wright to attend a spinal cord injury recovery program.
Beta Sigma Iota, an organization for disabled students and those who wish to raise awareness, hosted the event.
Students who receive services from the Office of Disability Services will:
- be provided with equal access to and have a working knowledge of appropriate accommodations and support services,
- receive referrals for and be informed of available campus resources,
- receive equal access to university facilities and programs by the removal of barriers and installation of adaptive equipment throughout campus,
- be provided with advocacy services by the director and staff as necessary and as appropriate,
- increase their knowledge and use of assistive technology to increase academic independence, and
- receive services tailored to assist them in remaining eligible for future semesters at Nicholls State University.
The Office of Disability Services will increase faculty and staff understanding of the various needs of students with disabilities via e-mail and university-wide dissemination of information.
“When we do the best that we can, we never know what miracle is wrought in our life, or in the life of another.” — Helen Keller
Revised July 2013