WATCH: WPCC student Hannah Surby talks about the Chalk the Walk during Diversability Month at Western Piedmont.
Championing Accessibility & Inclusion
Diversability 2021 is WPCC’s annual disability awareness event, sponsored by the Student Government Association, coordinated by the Office of Disability Services, and supported by the Western Piedmont Foundation. Other partners include: the Recreation Therapy Assistant program, the Fine Arts program, the Library/Academic Success Center, and TRIO Student Support Services.
A month-long event – Diversability celebrates diversity, focusing on disabilities, and creating a culture of understanding, acceptance & inclusion!
Here Are Ways You Can Participate!
Chalk The Walks
(All Month Long!)
October 4-29, 2021
How to Participate
- Choose a disability-related message that promotes a positive culture of inclusion and accessibility.
- Get your chalk from Student Services in Hildebrand Hall or use your own.
- Choose a well-located sidewalk square and complete your chalk art message.
- Not on campus? Students can participate by drawing on any surface at their home.
- If you are on social media, post a picture of your drawing. Include the hashtag #wpccdiversability2021 or email photo to firstname.lastname@example.org to have your photo posted on Instagram for you.
(All Month Long!)
Listen to the stories and perspectives of individuals who have firsthand knowledge of what it’s like to accomplish life goals while navigating barriers and overcoming limitations. To be entered into a weekly $10 gift card drawing, let us know what videos you watch! Just send an email to email@example.com and list the names of the videos you viewed. Your name will go in to the drawing that many times. Watch a few at a time and enter each week! Open to students, faculty, and staff. Weekly winners will be notified by email each Friday in October.
YouTube Watch-A-Thon will also be available on the big screen in Leviton Auditorium in Moore Hall on Diversability’s Kick-Off Days October 4 & 5 from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
October 4 • 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Grassy Commons in front of Patton Hall
Visit with the special miniature horses who live and work with Successful Strides in Morganton as part of our kick-off activities. These animals are used in learning activities and you will have the chance to interact with the horses and learn more about how they are assisting others in reaching their goals.
October 4 & 5 • 10:00 a.m. until T-Shirts Run Out
Free T-Shirts to First 50 Students Each Day
Come have fun and tie-dye a t-shirt (students only)!
Nothing About Us Without Us Gallery
Goodfellow Art Gallery, WPCC Library, Phifer Hall
Visit the gallery to learn more about the challenges, triumphs, and resources related to disability.
The Amazing Accessibility Race
Wednesday, October 20
WPCC Main Campus
Back by popular demand, the Amazing Accessibility Race pits teams against a “race course” made up of various common activities students have to perform while at WPCC. However, the team has to complete the race while being “disabled” in some manner (i.e. in a wheelchair, etc.). The race illustrates both the challenges disabled students experience completing common tasks and some of the ways they may overcome these obstacles.
For more information or to sign up for the race, please contact Karla Lanier at firstname.lastname@example.org.