EDITOR’S NOTE: October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month

This year, Student Media is participating in National Disability Employment Awareness Month, a national campaign led by the United States Department of Labor during October that focuses on raising awareness about “disability employment issues and celebrates the many and varied contributions of America’s workers with disabilities,” according to their website.

Michelle Marchante Editor in Chief of FIU Student MediaMichelle Marchante/Editor-in-Chief

This year, Student Media is participating in National Disability Employment Awareness Month, a national campaign led by the United States Department of Labor during October that focuses on raising awareness about “disability employment issues and celebrates the many and varied contributions of America’s workers with disabilities,” according to their website.

As you look through our magazine’s theme section, you’ll notice that it centers around the words “Redefining Disabilities.” We chose these words because we didn’t just want to talk about how accessible the University is for all students, instead, we wanted to create a discussion on how disabilities don’t stop our Panthers from accomplishing their goals or doing what they love.

As you look through our magazine’s theme section, you’ll notice that it centers around the words “Redefining Disabilities.” We chose these words because we didn’t just want to talk about how accessible the University is for all students, instead, we wanted to create a discussion on how disabilities don’t stop our Panthers from accomplishing their goals or doing what they love.

Illustration by Guido Gonzalez/PantherNOW. Cover design by Michelle Marchante/PantherNOW.

In this magazine, you will find articles that focus on the University’s accessibility, from housing to the new adaptive technology the Disability Resource Center has acquired to help make textbooks as accessible as possible for students. You will also find a profile on a student veteran and his service dog as well as columns on how social media has given greater content accessibility and how a disability hasn’t stopped one of our Panthers from continuing his education.

We also have a new video that focuses on how accessible the University is for students with disabilities. 

 

NOTE: This Editor’s Note was published on Wednesday, Oct. 10, in PantherNOW magazine.

 

About the Author

Michelle Marchante
Michelle Marchante is the 2018-2019 Editor-in-Chief of PantherNOW. Majoring in broadcast journalism, she lives and breathes web, print, radio and TV news 24/7. You can connect with her on Twitter @TweetMichelleM

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