Disability Simulations Highlight OTC National Disability Employment Awareness Month Event
Posted on Nov 03, 2021 at 19:05 PM
On Thursday, October 28, 2021, Georgia Southern University nursing professors, Dr. Debra Hagerty and Dr. Margaret Mossholder, collaborated with Ogeechee Technical College on its National Disability Employment Awareness Month event put on by Student Support Services.
Dr. Hagerty and Dr. Mossholder brought eight disability simulation centers to OTC to give students the opportunity to experience what it might be like to have a disability. The simulation centers were manned by student and staff volunteers from OTC.
“Fifteen percent of the world's population has some type of disability and roughly 7.1 million students receive special education services,” said Sabrina Burns, Accessibility and Special Populations Coordinator. “Being able to experience simulations of things like hand tremors, knee and arthritis pain, hearing impairment, and visual impairments helps prepare our students and staff to better assist those who may have these disabilities.”
In addition to the simulations, the Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Agency and Jobs Unlimited, Inc. attended to offer advice and services to students with disabilities who may be looking for a job after completion of their program.
About Ogeechee Technical College:
Ogeechee Technical College (OTC) is a unit of the Technical College System of Georgia. OTC provides student‐centered academic and occupational programs and support services at the associate degree, diploma, and certificate levels. OTC utilizes traditional and distance education methodologies in state-of-the-art facilities while supporting adult education, continuing education, and customized business and industry workforce training. Visit www.ogeecheetech.edu for more information.
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