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In Our Shoes Panel Shares Experiences of Disabled Students

February 8, 2022
By: Rebecca Cross

A panel of disabled students from Worcester State University will share their experiences at Worcester State’s annual In Our Shoes panel discussion on Wednesday, Feb. 16, at 3 p.m. The discussion, hosted by Student Accessibility Services and the Delta Alpha Pi National Honors Society, will be held in person in the Blue Lounge of the Student Center and virtually over Zoom.

Accessibility Specialist Stephanie Giguere, M.Ed., said of the event, “The goal is to give disabled students a platform by which to share their lived experience. We hope that the campus community leaves with an understanding of what some disabled students experience at Worcester State and with some ideas about how they can make the campus more accessible for disabled students.”

The panel will begin with a welcome from President Barry M. Maloney and opening remarks Nicole Rosa, Ph.D., faculty advisor for the Delta Alpha Pi Honor Society and associate professor in the Department of Psychology. Karen Shalev, SGA president and DAPi president, will moderate the student panel and then open the conversation to comments and questions from the audience. Riley McGuire, Ph.D., assistant professor in the English Department, will provide closing remarks.

This discussion is open to the entire Worcester State community. To attend via Zoom, use the following link: worcester.zoom.us/j/91511889571

This event is cosponsored by Student Accessibility Services, the Center for Teaching and Learning, and the Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity.

Image: Karen Shalev, moderator of the discussion

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