CWUDisability Services NewsDisability Services News For Exercising When You’re Depressed, 28 Aug 2018 10:30:59<p>Finding the motivation to maintain an exercise routine isn't easy for anyone, and it can be especially difficult for those of us struggling with depression or other mental health disorders. For more information, including 8 ideas for making exercise less daunting,&nbsp;<a href="">read the article.</a></p>New CDC Disability Data, 16 Aug 2018 13:49:32<p>New government research finds 61 million U.S. adults – about 1 in 4 Americans – have a disability that impacts a major part of their life. According to the report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the most common disability type, mobility, affects 1 in 7 adults. With age, disability becomes more common, affecting approximately 2 in 5 adults age 65 and older. For more information, <a href="">read the article</a> on the CBS webpage.</p>Anxiety on campus, 09 Aug 2018 16:29:09<p>Anxiety eclipses depression among college students, and the number who say it’s overwhelming them is on the rise. In a <a href="">brief video,</a>&nbsp;five students share how they cope and how campuses can help.</p>College Transition Video, 09 Aug 2018 16:26:49<p>This video, created&nbsp; by a first year college student for a class assignment discusses some of the challenges students face transitioning to college.&nbsp;&nbsp;<a href=";v=oAUcoadqRlE">College transition video</a></p>CWU Alum blogs about Inclusion, 17 Feb 2016 16:48:29<p>Recent Central alumnus Ryan Fox has written a <a href="">blog post</a> for the Arc of King County about his experience with Wings for Autism, a program created to make air travel less stressful for individuals on the autism spectrum. &nbsp;<a href="">Read more about Wings for Autism</a> programs across the county.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p>25th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, 12 May 2015 14:33:20<p>This year marks the 25th anniversary of the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act. &nbsp;Learn more by watching a short video (6:30 min.) that highlights the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) on July 26, 1990 by President George H.W. Bush, and the progress made through implementation of the ADA by bringing down barriers and providing access to opportunities, as well as civil rights protection, for employment and all types of activities to individuals with disabilities.</p><p><a href=";" style="line-height: 1.4;">Americans with Disability Act Video</a></p>Disabilty Services has moved!, 11 May 2015 10:49:07<p>Disability Services has a new home. &nbsp;We are now located in Hogue 126, in the southeast end, near the Music building. &nbsp;We are thrilled to have such a great space and love having visitors. &nbsp;Come by and say Hello!</p>White Cane Safety Day, 15 Oct 2014 11:13:21<p>October 15 is International Blindness Awareness Day as well as White Cane Safety Day. The white cane is a symbol of independence for people with visual impairments as well as a signal to others to exercise courtesy and special consideration. &nbsp;On campus ABLE members celebrated White Cane Day with an information table in the SURC. ABLE is the organiation for students with disabilities (and their allies) on campus. &nbsp;For more information visit Central Washington University ABLE on FB.</p><p>Read the&nbsp;<a href="" style="line-height: 1.4;">NFB<span style="line-height: 1.4;"> article</span></a>.&nbsp;</p></span style="line-height: 1.4;">Whitehouse spotlights disability employment, 15 Oct 2014 10:30:07<p>This month the Obama administration is recognizing "Champions of Change" by honoring ten individuals who have worked toward expanding employment opportunities for people with disabilities. This is part of an ongoing program that spotlights community leaders from across the country. &nbsp; October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month. &nbsp;<a href="">Read the full article.</a></p>CWU Student Creates Revolutionary Text-to-Speech Reader, 11 Dec 2013 11:46:22<p><img alt="CAR logo" src="/disability-support/sites/" style="width: 128px; height: 128px;"></p><p>Spencer Graffe, a senior in Central Washington University’s Computer Science Program, has helped develop&nbsp;Central Access Reader (CAR), a free computerized text-to-speech reader program that has attracted attention of institutions across the nation.</p><p>Marshall Sunnes, Central Access program coordinator and Wendy Holden, Disability and Accessibility Consultant, collaborated to determine what the program should be, how it should look, and what features were most important to include. Graffe had the skills to make it happen.</p><p>The program, developed as a tool to assist students with print-related disabilities—those with visual impairments, dyslexia, attention-deficit disorder, or other conditions—reads documents that other text-readers can’t handle, especially those with equations or symbols.</p><p>The program started as a computer science class capstone project. Central Access, CWU’s department that makes educational materials accessible to people with disabilities, hired Graffe to continue to work on the program after the project ended. The Central Access Reader has attracted the attention of schools across the country. In recent weeks,Sunnes&nbsp;has received inquiries about the program from numerous institutions, including MIT and Harvard.&nbsp;<br><br>In addition to an intuitive user interface and simple customizations, the program is able to read documents that contain symbols from geometry and trigonometry, linear algebra, calculus, math, logic, or statistics. Sophomore Justin Wilson, another computer science major, refined its math-reading abilities. The powerful, yet simple, interface allows the user to customize how the text looks and sounds.<br><br>The program is being installed on both Macs and PCs at CWU and is currently being used by both students and faculty. The program can be downloaded free at</p><p>Central Access serves not only the university community, but also provides materials to institutions and schools across the country. Central Access leads the industry in offering accessible products, including electronic text, Braille, and tactile graphics.</p><p><br>Media Contact: Valerie Chapman-Stockwell, Public Affairs, 509-963-1518,</p></br></br></br></br></br>