August 11th, 2017
On August 21, 2017, millions of people will view a total solar eclipse as it passes through the United States. However, for the visually impaired, or others who are unable to see the eclipse with their own eyes, the Eclipse Soundscapes Project delivers a multisensory experience of this exciting celestial event. The project, from NASA’s Heliophysics Education Consortium, will include audio descriptions of the eclipse in real time, recordings of the changing environmental sounds during the eclipse, and an interactive “rumble map” app that will allow users to visualize the eclipse through touch.
August 6th, 2017
Texas Water Park is Accessible to All Users
Morgan's Inspiration Island is the first water park designed from the start to be accessible for all visitors. Accessibility is a cause that the technology industry, too, has taken up, working to ensure that services and products can be used by anyone. Venues like stadiums, movie theaters and, yes, theme parks have improved how they cater to the disability community, but Morgan's goes a step further.
July 26, 2017
Learn about the history of the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf from the American Society of Archivists
July 12th, 2017
How to make a decision about joining an honor society at UNM.
Students often receive information via emails about joining honor societies, many of which include a membership fee. We encourage students who receive these emails to research the organization prior to paying any fees. We strongly recommend students join organizations that are official chartered student organizations at the University of New Mexico.
This information can be found at the Student Activities Center website, by clicking on the link for Student Organizations and searching the Organization List. This directory provides a searchable database of organizations that have gone through the process to register with UNM and have an active presence on our campus. The Association of College Honor Societies is another resource that can be helpful in determining credibility of an honor society and may prove helpful in making a decision.
If you have any questions about honor societies or any other official chartered student organization do not hesitate to contact the Student Activities Center at firstname.lastname@example.org or 505-277-4706.
July 10th, 2017
About ADA Live! (WADA).
A free monthly national broadcast on the Internet by the Southeast ADA Center, one of ten regional ADA Centers in the ADA National Network. ADA Live! (WADA) focuses on rights and responsibilities under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and airs from 1:00 p.m. -1:30 p.m. (Eastern) on the first Wednesday of each month. All shows are archived. No registration is required. You can submit your questions, explore resources and the complete program schedule and connect to archived shows on adalive.org.
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