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SAIL Events to Highlight Accessibility

October 15, 2015 - People with disabilities strive every day to overcome the barriers put in their way to live highly productive lives.

That’s why the college’s Student Access for Improved Learning office, or SAIL, is holding two events to mark the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act that ensures equal opportunity and access for individuals with disabilities.

The “Accessibility Awareness Days” will include information and activities to increase awareness of accessibility.

They are also an opportunity for SAIL – formerly the Office of Students with Disabilities – to reintroduce itself to students, faculty and staff.

The events will be held:

•  Melbourne Campus: Wednesday, Oct. 21, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Bldg. 10 Atrium.

•  Palm Bay Campus: Thursday, Oct. 29, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Bldg. 2 Lobby.

“The events are a great opportunity to learn about the valuable services that SAIL offers and the important role we play at Eastern Florida State College,” said Dr. Laura Sidoran, director of the SAIL program.

“To function effectively and safely in jobs, education and everyday life, people with disabilities have to have the same physical and social access to spaces, employment and community participation that everyone else does.

“When that’s the case, their disabilities don’t limit them. Sometimes there is a misconception that people with disabilities are limited or not capable when in reality the problem arises from the environment or situation.”

For more information or to speak with a SAIL specialist on your campus, visit