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Disability Resource Center

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Promoting Disability Awareness, Equity & Inclusion

Join us October 21-24 for a series of events.

In recognition of October as National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM), Foothill College is hosting Disability Awareness Week to increase awareness & understanding, and change attitudes among the community. This week’s events aim to promote dialogue about issues faced by students with disabilities and highlight stigma surrounding disabilities.

Opening Event & DRC Open House

Monday,  Oct. 21

All events in Hearthside Lounge (2313) excpet DRC Open House

10:30–11:45 a.m. DRC Open House (5400)

Noon–1:30 p.m. Lunch (free pizza!), Meet & Greet

1:30–2:30 p.m. Keynote talk: Disability and Technology Innovation by Dr. Richard E. Ladner (Welcome remarks by President Nguyen)

2:45–3:30 p.m Video: Meet Haben Girma by Laurie Scolari & Poetry Reading by Sophia Falco

Please register for this event at:

(Registration is not required)


Dr. Richard E. Ladner is Professor Emeritus in the Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering. He is well known for accessibility technology & research, especially for deaf, deaf-blind, hard-of-hearing, and blind people. He is a renowned leader in promoting the inclusion of persons with disabilities in computing fields.

Visions of Warriors Film Screening

Tuesday, Oct. 22
2-4 p.m. | Room 5001

Visions of Warriors by Ming Lai, Producer/Writer/Editor/Director

In “Visions of Warriors,” four veterans from the Vietnam War era to the Iraq War participate in the groundbreaking Veteran Photo Recovery Project at the VA Menlo Park and use innovative photography therapy to treat their mental illness. 

Popcorn provided!

Chalk the Quad & Community Resource Fair

Wednesday, Oct. 23
11 a.m.- 2 p.m. | Library Quad

Chalk the Library Quad - Raising awareness about disability on campus

Check out our broad range of disability and health- related campus and community resources

Popcorn and Snow Cones will be served.

Educational Seminars

Thursday, Oct. 24
Noon-3 p.m. | Room 5419

Universal Design for Learning (UDL) Faculty Panel Discussion
Alumni/Current Student Panel Discussion
Internet of Things (IoT) and People with Disabilities


For easy reference, download and print the Disability Awareness Week flyer

If any accommodations are needed, please contact Bidya Subedi at 650.949.7673 or Requests should be made at least one week prior to the event.

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