During the Disability Awareness Fair on October 1, students received valuable information on local agencies that provide services to individuals with disabilities. Now in its second year on campus, the fair was presented by Disabled Student Programs & Services (DSPS). The goal of the event was to empower those with differing abilities and shift the mindset to “all abilities” as opposed to “disabilities.”

The event provided a resource fair for students on the various programs, services, and resources SBVC has to offer for individuals of varying physical or learning abilities. Therapy dogs were also in attendance for students to interact with, highlighting service dogs trained to assist individuals with disabilities so that they are more able to participate in day to day activities.

The fair provided pizza and drinks, raffle tickets and prizes, and energetic music to encourage students to visit multiple resource booths. DSPS which provides a variety of on-campus services that enable students with disabilities to function independently in an educational environment. Event organizers aimed to inform students on how SBVC is committed to providing an accessible learning environment that allows each student to reach their academic goals and participate in a full range of campus activities.