Students learn about disability, themselves
Libby Higham is a senior dietetics major who is in her second semester in the SPED 6500 Interdisciplinary Disability Awareness and Service Learning (IDASL) class.
“Changing the tires and installing new batteries in Gordon's wheelchair was a surprisingly labor-intensive process and a true test of his patience and trust in me," Higham said. "Through this experience, I grew to share in Cameron’s, Clay’s, and Gordon’s enthusiasm for a wheelchair’s capacity to be much more than a means of mobility. I truly understand now that a large portion of Gordon’s quality of life depends on the comfort and functionality of his wheelchair. This experience was very unique, as it provided me the opportunity to develop an enthusiasm for advocating for people with disabilities through making their lives simpler through assistive technology.”