Texas Tech University

Disability Awareness Week


DAW Poster 

Image Description:Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the SDS office had to cancel the 2020 Disability Awareness Week events. We hope to be able to host events again next year!

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.

2019 Disability Awareness Week (DAW) Schedule

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

Calendar iconMonday, September 30, 2019

11 AM to 1 PM Disability Awareness Week Kick-Off Event
Student Union Building West Plaza
Get your picture taken with the Masked Rider and Fearless Champion,
grab a free wristband, and sign our DAW banner!

Calendar iconTuesday, October 1 2019

2PM to 4PM SDS Open House
SDS Office, 335 West Hall
Stop by for cookies, learn about our services, and meet the SDS staff!

Calendar iconWednesday, October 2, 2019

5:30 to 7:00 PM Deaf Bingo
Wall/Gates Residence Hall Lobby
Feeling lucky? Drop by Wall/Gates to play some rounds of deaf bingo to win prizes!

Calendar iconFriday, October 4, 2019

6 PM to 9 PM
Creative Abilities Art Gallery
Ice House Exhibit Area at first Friday Art Trail
Visit a gallery of art created solely by students with disabilities. Enjoy live performances and purchase pieces to support Student Disability Services' Alex C. Watkins Endowed Scholarship Fund.

TTU Student artists who identify in having a disability will showcase their artistic talents through various formats, including: drawings, sculptures, paintings, photography, electronic, digital, visual & performing, poetry, literature readings, and more.

Students can 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.

Fill out the DAW Art submission Form

Art submissions will be accepted through Wednesday September 25th, 2019.

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.

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