The Disability Resource Center is always working to engage students of all backgrounds with their environment here at Purdue. This has taken many different forms over the years, and is continuing to do so even now. Below are a few recent stories relating to disability, the DRC, and more.
Don’t make these faux paws when approaching a service dog, and other reminders for National Service Dog month
Hunter Deiglmeier’s guide dog attracts attention. Linnea, a 9-year-old black lab, has a calm and cuddly demeanor, not to mention melt-your-heart chocolate brown eyes that strangers fawn over. Sometimes passers-by take notice of Linnea’s harness and stop to ask Deiglmeier questions about her dog, which she welcomes.
The DRC has begun accepting submissions for its PhotoVoice Project, a social media photography campaign to promote disability awareness. Purdue community members are encouraged to take pictures of campus environments to highlight accessible and inaccessible spaces and share them using the hashtag #BoilerVoice.
It comes as no surprise to Professor Kelly Blanchard that the number of students with disabilities has been climbing, both at Purdue and at institutions across the country. After all, in her own courses, the number of accommodated exam requests has nearly tripled in the last few years.
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