A Month of Events
October is Disability Awareness Month at Florida Atlantic University (FAU). Each October Student Accessibility Services (SAS) sponsors numerous campus-wide events to increase understanding of various disabilities. We cordially invite you join us at this year’s Disability Awareness Month activities.
SEATED VOLLEYBALL DEMONSTRATION AND TOURNAMENT
Monday, October 3, 2016 @ 6:00 PM
Boca Campus Rec. Center
Seated Volleyball is a Paralympic team sport played with a smaller court and a lower net than standing volleyball. That does not mean it is easy because an athlete’s pelvis must be touching the ground at all times, and it is considerably faster than standing volleyball. Matt Glowacki, former member of the United States Paralympic Sit-Volleyball Team, demonstrates and officiates this competitive event.
GOALBALL DEMONSTRATION AND TOURNAMENT
Thursday, October 6, 2016 @ 6:00 PM
Boca Campus Rec Center
Officiated by Paralympian Donte Mickens
Goalball is a highly competitive team sport for people with a visual impairment. On the elite level, it is part of the United States Paralympic Games. The SAS is privileged to have Donte Mickens, Goalball bronze medalist for the United States Paralympic team, present and demonstrate Goalball annually at this event. Participants, wearing blackened goggles to simulate a visual impairment, compete for a trophy and, of course, bragging rights.
SHINE A LIGHT ON ABILITIES LUNCHEON
Monday, October 17, 2016 @ 12:00 noon
The Burrow – Jupiter Campus
Tuesday, October 18, 2016 @ 12:00 noon
SD 105 – Davie Campus
The capstone event of Disability Awareness Month is the annual Taste of Disability Dinner held at the Jupiter and Davie campus. These events offer participants the opportunity to experience a disability while dining. Attendees can experience disability simulation activities as a person with a visual impairment, a physical impairment, or a hearing impairment.