Disability Awareness Week | Spotlight

Alternative media, other services support students with disabilities

Campus community invited to Disability Awareness Week activities Oct. 11-14

Pictured: (l-r) CSULA student assistants Karen Yuen, Jacqueline Rodriguez and Alternative Media Specialist Esteban Diaz displaying a Braille book in the OSD Alternative Media Production Center.
Pictured: (l-r) CSULA student assistants Karen Yuen, Jacqueline Rodriguez and Alternative Media Specialist Esteban Diaz displaying a Braille book in the OSD Alternative Media Production Center.

When referring to Juliet and Tiger, the Office for Students with Disabilities (OSD) at Cal State L.A. is not calling out nicknames of individuals—but rather two high-tech Braille embossing machines available on site to print out curricular materials for students who are visually-impaired.

In order to level the playing field and enhance learning outcomes, the OSD offers Braille production and other alternative media services for more than 500 CSULA students who are currently registered as physically disabled. Career preparation and placement assistance is also available through the OSD WorkAbility IV (WAIV) Program.

To commemorate the 2010 Disability Awareness Week, there will be a table set up on the University’s Main Walkway from Monday, Oct. 11, to Thursday, Oct. 14, to provide more information about the OSD and its support programs.


To view the Juliet Pro 60 Embosser at work, go to http://www.youtube.com/user/csulosangeles#p/u/0/iBRjN0N_oeU.

Additionally, the campus community is invited to attend the following events:

TRIO Information Workshop
Mon., Oct. 11, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Student Affairs 110
Learn about benefits offered through the University’s TRIO federal grant program that help students succeed. (Light refreshments to be served)

Film Screening: “Freedom Machines”
Tue., Oct. 12, 3-6 p.m., U-SU Theatre
Panel and discussion to follow the film screening.

Know Your Rights Seminar
Wed., Oct. 13, 3-5 p.m., U-SU San Gabriel Room
Hosted by OSD in collaboration with the Disability Rights Legal Center. (Light refreshments will be served)

Tech for the Disabled
Thu., Oct. 14, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Student Affairs 110
Come see assistive technology in action.

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