Texas Tech University

Disability Awareness Week


Creative Abilities Poster

Image Description: Texas Tech University Student Disability Services invites you to show your Creative Abilities [displayed in a font comprised of theater lights]. [Red theater curtains are drawn to side stage revealing the silhouettes of a ballerina, a man painting at an easel, and the text:] First Friday Art Trail. Disability Awareness Week. October 5, 2018. Questions? 806.742.2405 or SDS.DAW@ttu.edu. www.depts.ttu.edu/sds/daw.php. 

Disability Awareness Week is a full week where we celebrate the diversity in students with disabilities and raise awareness for programs and services available to those students at Texas Tech University.

2018 Disability Awareness Week (DAW) Schedule

Join us for several fun events in honor of Disability Awareness Week this fall! Check us out with hashtag #TTUDAW18

Calendar iconMonday, October 1, 2018

11 AM to 1 PM Disability Awareness Week Kick-Off Event
Student Union Building
Take Pictures with the Masked Rider and Fearless Champion!

Calendar iconWednesday, October 3, 2018

5:30 to 7:30 PM

Calendar iconFriday, October 5, 2018

6 PM to 9 PM
Art Gallery at First Friday Art Trail
Ice House Exhibit area

TTU Student artists who identify in having a disability are invited to showcase their artistic talents.

Art can be submitted in various formats, including: drawings, sculptures, paintings, photography, electronic, digital, visual & performing, poetry, literature readings, and more.

Students are welcome to donate art of which 100% of the proceeds will fund scholarships for students with disabilities through the Alex C. Watkins Scholarship Fund. Should a student choose to sell their art and donate it towards this scholarship fund, the value of the art is determined entirely by the student. A receipt would then be provided for the amount determined by the student upon the sale.

Art submissions will be accepted August 20, 2018 through September 28, 2018.


Submissions must be made by students who identify with having a disability, but do not necessarily need to be registered with Student Disability Services. Submissions may include the student's name and a short bio about their creative process and identifying with a disability. Students may also wish to remain anonymous.

For questions or to request ADA accommodations, please email James Whitfield or call Student Disability Services at 806.742.2405. Please refer to TTU OP 40.04: Access for Individuals with Disabilities.

Student Disability Services