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FSU hosts all access event to highlight Disability Awareness Week

Posted at 5:35 PM, Oct 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-16 17:35:21-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — FSU is trying to make a difference in the lives of people with disabilities.

Florida State University spent part of Wednesday afternoon training people on how to properly host events that cater to people living with a physical or cognitive disability.

This all is apart of the school's Disability Awareness Week.

One thing event planners should take into consideration is if the venue can be accessed easily by people using a wheel chair or walker. Accommodating events for people with disabilities is something the student disability resource center thinks should be a priority.

"They bring all kinds of different things to the table," said Spencer Scruggs, the assistant director to FSU's Students Disability Resource Center. "Different talents, strengths and things of that nature that we were missing if we don't have accessible events if we don't have ways for them to engage."

The next Disability Awareness Week event will be held Thursday on Landis Green at 11 am.