Capital University News, California State University, Sacramento
Disability Awareness Day to
physically challenged rock climber
Overcoming obstacles will be the focus of Disability Awareness
Day on Tuesday, April 11, at Sacramento State. Paralympic athlete Mark Wellman
will perform a climbing demonstration, and the High Tech Center will showcase
its facilities for students with disabilities.
After a spinal chord injury from a rock climbing accident, Wellman became the
first athlete with paraplegia to scale the 3,000-foot face of El Capitan and
Half Dome in Yosemite National Park. Wellman climbed 186 feet in 1996 to light
the Paralympics torch and open the Paralympic Games in Atlanta. His demonstration
is from 11 a.m. to noon in the Library Quad. Wellman will speak and lead a discussion
from 12:30 to 2 p.m. in the University Union Redwood Room.
The High Tech Center, a facility that provides adaptive technology training
and support for students with disabilities, will have an open house from 2 to
4 p.m. in the Academic Information Resource Center, Rooms 2010 and 2011. The
staff will demonstrate a range of adaptive technologies such as screen readers,
voice recognition, Braille embosser, real-time captioning and more.
The High Tech Center is a component of Services to Students with Disabilities
and was previously located in the basement of the library. The center recently
moved to the second floor of the Academic Information Resource Center to provide
better services for students.
Individuals needing a sign language interpreter or real-time captioning services
for this event can contact Laura Cain-Mooney at email@example.com.
For more information on the High Tech Center, visit www.csus.edu/sswd/services/htc.html
or contact Services to Students with Disabilities at (916) 278-6955. For media
assistance, contact the Public Affairs Office at (916) 278-6156.
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