Guest: Professor Szirmai Melinda, UBB Alumni
Where and when: Office for Students with Disabilities, Dormitory III (ground floor, rear entrance), Hasdeu Student Complex, Wednesday, 29 October 2014, starting at 17:00. Admission is free.
Participants: UBB students with and without disabilities, UBB alumni, BSD staff and volunteers and other interested people.
The UBB Office for Students with Disabilities operates within the UBB Rector’s Office, with the objectives of facilitating and supporting the inclusion of students with diverse learning needs in university life, as well as informing teachers and students about accessibility and disability. In this direction, BSD offers a series of educational events on accessibility (physical and social), some of them with the participation of foundations, associations and institutions (national and international) actively involved in ensuring a barrier-free life for people with disabilities.
On 29 October 2014, at 17:00, at the BSD headquarters, the Living Library event will take place, where we will hear the success story of Melinda Szirmai, diagnosed with Scherman’s disease:
“My disability is invisible, i.e., a spinal implant of 24 screws and two metal rods that support my spine and stay there for life. For me it’s a lifestyle. I went to Special Education and because of this, I promised myself that if I get through my problems, I will help others. At college, I gave it my all, although the long classes in uncomfortable desks were not always easy. I finished top of my class in my bachelor’s and master’s degrees.” (Szirmai Melinda, special education teacher and BBU Alumni).
More details about Scherman’s disease and communication practices with people with invisible disabilities will be available at the BSD Living Library Event on October 29, 2014, 17:00.
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