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Gardner-Webb’s Noel Center Offers Resources to Students with Disabilities.

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month, which celebrates the contributions of workers with disabilities and their achievements in the American workforce.

Gardner-Webb University joins the celebration by recognizing the Noel Center for Disability Resources. The center’s goal is to accommodate students with disabilities so they may receive equal access to a higher education. These accommodations include note takers, extended test time, lab assistants, interpreters, and more.

Services for students with disabilities begin at GWU in the fall of 1977 with a program for the Deaf. In the early 1980s, a program was established for blind and visually impaired students, and by 1986 the Noel Center was created to help all students with disabilities. Since GWU began offering services in the 70s, thousands of students have received assistance.

Additionally, various activities and programs are available to students through the Noel Center such as the “Joyful Hands” Sign Language Choir, study skills workshops, academic support groups, socials and work force recruitment.

Learn more about the Noel Center for Disability Resources