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Welcome back Mason Nation! Happy first day of classes, let's make this a great semester!
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How Robots Can Assist Students With Disabilities


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Disability Services wants to hear from you! Do you feel Mason is inclusive to students with disabilities? What types of disability-related events/programming would you like to see? Take this brief survey (approximately 8 minutes) and share with us ways Mason can be more equitable and inclusive of students with disabilities. This survey is open to all students at Mason- feel free to share. Please scan the QR code or click the link here: https://gmu.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3yh9do2drtdaUtw

We thank you for your time and input.


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'CODA' Oscars win should mark the end of actors being rewarded for 'cripping up'
HOW TO ENCOURAGE POSITIVE BEHAVIORS FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES


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Learning Disabilities and Disorders


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Alt Text: Deaf (with a capital “D”) - Identifies as culturally Deaf. People who have a hearing loss, communicate using a sign language, and are involved in the Deaf community. Deaf (lowercase “d”) - Medical term for hearing loss. Hard of hearing ("hoh") - Varies depending no culture. In general, a person with hearing loss is not severe. Hearing - anyone who is not deaf or hard-of-hearing; people who have the ability to hear well. Deaf Culture - a culture connected by multiple traits such as sign language, deafness, traditions, and shared values.
15 People With Disabilities Who Changed the World

Contact information, map and directions, contact form, opening hours, services, ratings, photos, videos and announcements from DS at Mason, School, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax, VA.

Disability Services is available to serve all students with disabilities, including those with cognitive, learning, psychological, sustained head injuries, sensory, mobility, and other physical impairments. As part of George Mason University's continuing commitment to upholding the letter and spirit of the laws that ensure equal treatment of people with disabilities, the university established and

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Welcome back Mason Nation! Happy first day of classes, let's make this a great semester!
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Alt Text: Image of Kermit the Frog looking shocked sitting on a blue sofa and the text reads: When the slide goes from "Syllabus" to "Lecture Chapter 1" on the first day of classes.

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Alt Text: Image of Yoda with white text across the top and bottom that reads May the force be with you. Good luck on your finals!

How Robots Can Assist Students With Disabilities 05/06/2022

How Robots Can Assist Students With Disabilities

How Robots Can Assist Students With Disabilities

How Robots Can Assist Students With Disabilities New tools use artificial intelligence to assist students with autism and dyslexia and address accessibility for those who are blind or deaf.

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Alt Text: White background with black text. The text reads: 1 in 20 children have a disability. That gives 19 kids a daily opportunity to learn about diversity, collaboration, inclusion, and friendship

05/04/2022

Disability Services wants to hear from you! Do you feel Mason is inclusive to students with disabilities? What types of disability-related events/programming would you like to see? Take this brief survey (approximately 8 minutes) and share with us ways Mason can be more equitable and inclusive of students with disabilities. This survey is open to all students at Mason- feel free to share. Please scan the QR code or click the link here: https://gmu.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3yh9do2drtdaUtw

We thank you for your time and input.

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'CODA' Oscars win should mark the end of actors being rewarded for 'cripping up'

04/30/2022

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HOW TO ENCOURAGE POSITIVE BEHAVIORS FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES

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Alt Text: Deaf (with a capital “D”) - Identifies as culturally Deaf. People who have a hearing loss, communicate using a sign language, and are involved in the Deaf community. Deaf (lowercase “d”) - Medical term for hearing loss. Hard of hearing ("hoh") - Varies depending no culture. In general, a person with hearing loss is not severe. Hearing - anyone who is not deaf or hard-of-hearing; people who have the ability to hear well. Deaf Culture - a culture connected by multiple traits such as sign language, deafness, traditions, and shared values.

15 People With Disabilities Who Changed the World 04/20/2022

15 People With Disabilities Who Changed the World

15 People With Disabilities Who Changed the World

15 People With Disabilities Who Changed the World Life as we know it wouldn't be the same without these inventors, activists and creatives.

04/15/2022

Tonight April 15th @ 7:30pm in SUB I Room 3008 join us for Game/Art Night! Everyone is welcome to join so bring your friends. There will be games and art supplies!

Disability History: Presidents and Disability (U.S. National Park Service) 04/11/2022

Disability History: Presidents and Disability (U.S. National Park Service)

Disability History: Presidents and Disability

Disability History: Presidents and Disability (U.S. National Park Service) “We must promote-- to the best of our ability and by all possible and appropriate means-- the mental and physical health of all our citizens.” President John F. Kennedy, Special Message to the Congress, 1963[1]

04/08/2022

TONIGHT! Game Night/Art Night! Everyone is welcome so tell your friends! Location: SUB 1 Room 3008; Time: April 8th @ 7:30pm. There will be board games and art supplies!

04/05/2022

Join us this Friday, April 8th in SUB I Room 3008 at 7:30pm! We will be playing games and there will also be arts/crafts supplies if you are feeling crafty! Tell your friends!

Troy Kotsur makes history as the first deaf man to win an acting Oscar. 04/04/2022

Troy Kotsur makes history as the first deaf man to win an acting Oscar.

Troy Kotsur makes history as the first deaf man to win an acting Oscar.

Troy Kotsur makes history as the first deaf man to win an acting Oscar. “This is dedicated to the deaf community, the CODA community and the disabled community,” he said in his acceptance speech, delivered in American Sign Language. “This is our moment.”

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Students rally for increased disability services 04/01/2022

Students rally for increased disability services

Students Rally for Increased Disability Services

Students rally for increased disability services On Wednesday, state elected officials, and college students with disabilities rallied at the state Capitol to urge increased state funding for higher education disability services. Lawmakers have a…

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Alt Text: Tammy Duckworth: Congresswoman and person with disabilities. Born in 1968, Duckworth is an American senator and retired Lieutenant Colonel for the Army National Guard. She is the first woman with a disability elected to Congress and the first senator to give birth while in office. She was also the first female helicopter pilot to lead a combat mission and the first double amputee of the Iraq war. She is currently junior senator for the state of Illinois and assumed office in 2017. Light peach background with a drawing of Tammy at the top center and text below.

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Learn more about Bessie here: https://buff.ly/2uExfyw

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8 Famous People with Disabilities | Live Quickie | Sunrise Medical 03/25/2022

8 Famous People with Disabilities | Live Quickie | Sunrise Medical

8 FAMOUS PEOPLE WHO EXEMPLIFY OVERCOMING THEIR DISABILITY

8 Famous People with Disabilities | Live Quickie | Sunrise Medical If these famous people with disabilities share something besides their professional success, it is their ability of self-improvement.

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Why Inclusion Is Important 03/23/2022

Why Inclusion Is Important

Why Inclusion is Important

Why Inclusion Is Important 5 Reasons Inclusion Matters More Than Ever

The Amazing Art of Disabled Artists | Webdesigner Depot 03/22/2022

The Amazing Art of Disabled Artists | Webdesigner Depot

The Amazing Art of Disabled Artists

The Amazing Art of Disabled Artists | Webdesigner Depot Some of the best artists deal with disabilities in their everyday lives that the rest of us can’t even imagine living with, and use art to communicate with the world. The results are often stunning. We’ve collected biographies and sample pieces from outstanding disabled artists, both famous and ...

Photos from DS at Mason's post 03/21/2022

Don't miss out on these exciting upcoming events at GMU!

03/17/2022

One week from today on March 24! Join us for the Health & Fitness Expo in Dewberry Hall 11am-2pm
hfe.gmu.edu

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Facebook Rolls Out Disability Avatars 03/12/2022

Facebook Rolls Out Disability Avatars

Facebook Rolls out Disability Avatars

Facebook Rolls Out Disability Avatars Facebook is introducing new avatar options designed to allow people with disabilities to better express themselves across the platform.

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How To Include People with Disabilities - Respect Ability 03/10/2022

How To Include People with Disabilities - Respect Ability

How to Include People with Disabilities

How To Include People with Disabilities - Respect Ability To help our social sector colleagues, we humbly offer these suggestions in response to some of the more challenging findings from our study.

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‘I Wanted That Self-Reliance Back’: Disabled Hikers Forge a New Path 03/08/2022

‘I Wanted That Self-Reliance Back’: Disabled Hikers Forge a New Path

'I Wanted That Self-Reliance Back’: Disabled Hikers Forge a New Path

‘I Wanted That Self-Reliance Back’: Disabled Hikers Forge a New Path Outdoor enthusiasts with disabilities are pushing to encounter nature on their own terms, with self-written guides, better equipment and even guide dogs trained for the backcountry.

03/07/2022


Don't miss out on this exciting event at GMU!

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Guide to Community Preventive Services and Disability Inclusion | CDC 02/26/2022

Guide to Community Preventive Services and Disability Inclusion | CDC

The Guide to Community Preventive Services and Disability Inclusion

Guide to Community Preventive Services and Disability Inclusion | CDC CDC scientists summarize how public health recommendations from the Guide to Community Preventive Services (Community Guide) can be adapted to better benefit people with disabilities.

The Intersection of Disability and Climate Change 02/24/2022

The Intersection of Disability and Climate Change

The Intersection of Disability and Climate Change

The Intersection of Disability and Climate Change Master’s student David Liebmann works to build awareness of the elevated threat level of climate change for people with disabilities.

02/22/2022

Don't miss out on upcoming DS events!!

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Did you know that 12 out of the 45 individuals who have been President of the United States had disabilities? The most well-known president with a disability was our 32nd president, FDR. See more here: https://buff.ly/36Z4Sfv

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About Disability Services

As part of George Mason University’s continuing commitment to upholding the letter and spirit of the laws that ensure equal treatment of people with disabilities, the university established and maintains Disability Services. Under the administration of University Life, the center implements and coordinates reasonable accommodations and disability-related services that afford equal access to university programs and activities.

As part of University Life’s commitment to recognizing and honoring the richness of diversity at George Mason University, Disability Services staff members actively participate in the campus-wide diversity dialogue. The office welcomes and encourages all students with disabilities, whether registered with Disability Services or not, to identify themselves as members of the disability community and to engage in the diversity dialogue on campus by getting involved with Disability Services and other multicultural programs and activities.

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4400 University Drive
Fairfax, VA
22030

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Located in Student Union Building I, Suite 2500 on the Fairfax campus

Opening Hours

Monday 9am - 5pm
Tuesday 9am - 5pm
Wednesday 9am - 5pm
Thursday 9am - 5pm
Friday 9am - 5pm

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