Ongoing events

Disability Story Project

Upcoming events


October 7, 2016
  • NAU 4 All Scavenger Hunt, 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. Please join NAU 4 All for the biannual accessibility scavenger hunt. Meet at the Louie statue north of Union Point at 2:00. A discussion of what was found will follow and refreshments will be served. 
October 13, 2016
  • Theater of the Oppressed: Reimagining Disability. 7:00 p.m. in room 2403 on the HLC second floor. This is a unique play that reimagines a society that is much more open and accommodating to the needs of people with disabilities. In shining a light on the ableist society that we all live in, the play forces people to rethink disability in a world that truly values people of all abilities. 
October 18, 2016
  • NAU Debate Team: Dismantling (Dis)Ability: The Role of Media in Constructing and Combating Representations, 4:30 p.m. in Communications Building room 242. Join the NAU Debate Team as they explore topics of disability. 
October 19, 2016
  • A conversation about disability: everything you always wanted to know but were afraid to ask, 7:00 p.m. in the Union. Join NAU instructor Matthew Wangeman and John McDermott, of the Institute for Human Development, as they answer everything you've always wanted to know about disability but were afraid to ask. 
October 20, 2016
  • Why representation matters: disability in the news and entertainment media, 4:30 p.m. in the universally designed SAS auditorium (Bldg. 60). Join disability studies scholar Beth Haller as she discusses how the representation of disabilities by the media work to shape how we see individuals with disabilities. Dr. Haller is professor of mass communication at Towsono University. She has researched news and entertainment media images of disability since 1991. 
October 26, 2016
  • Grand opening of the accessible, all-gender restroom in Cline Library, 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. Please join us in celebration of the completed construction of the Cline Library accessible, all-gender restroom. Ribbon cutting at 4 p.m. with reception in Cline 200 follow. 
October 26, 2016
  • Special screening of CinemAbility and Q & A to follow. Doors open at 6 p.m., film starts at 6:30 p.m., in the Cline Library Auditorium. This documentary takes a look at the evolution of "disability" in entertainment by going behind the scenes to interview filmmakers, studio executives, film historians, and celebrities. By utilizing vivid clips from Hollywood's most beloved motion pictures and television programs, the documentary focuses attention on the impact that entertainment and the media can have on society. 
October 27, 2016
  • Sitting volleyball tournament, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at campus recreation, HLC. Join campus recreation, the Commission on Disability, Access, and Design, NAU 4  All, and Disability Resources for a NAU and community-wide sitting volleyball tournament. Teams of 4 to 6 players. Food and prizes throughout the evening. To register visit: or contact Mike Przydzial at (928) 523-0567. 


 Disability Awareness Throughout the Year