Great American Wheelchair Race Rolls Disability Awareness Across Long Island University’s Brooklyn Campus on April 17
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Long Island University
Brooklyn, N.Y. - People who don't use wheelchairs everyday will get to experience a bit of what life is like for people with disabilities at the upcoming Great American Wheelchair Race and Disability Awareness Day at Long Island University 's Brooklyn Campus.
Great American Wheelchair Race takes place on Thursday, April 17, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., on the Brooklyn Campus, near Flatbush and DeKalb avenues.
Racers competing for prizes will get basic instruction on wheelchair use, then follow a prescribed course in a timed competition. Along the way, they will wheel in and out of Campus buildings and into elevators, maneuver through a crowded cafeteria and stop at various stations where they will learn about hearing loss, visual impairment, learning disabilities, sickle cell disease, adaptive technology and access issues.
The event, now in its 21 st year, is sponsored by the Campus's Special Education, Achievement Studies and Renaissance Services program, which is marking its 41st anniversary. Long Island University was one of the first academic institutions in the nation to welcome students with disabilities.
For more information, please call Professor Jeff Lambert at (718) 488-1219.
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