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ADA 25th anniversary: Cameron University hosts event to raise awareness

LAWTON, Okla._Cameron University's Office of Student Development hosted an event to raise awareness about disabilities in honor of the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

The event started Monday afternoon at the McMahon Centennial Complex where several agencies were on hand to answer questions about disabilities. There were also interactive stations set up to show others what having a disability—such as dyslexia, blindness or even deafness—feels like.

Cameron student Jasmine Dellinger says it's important for others to see things through another person’s eyes.

"You don't realize that the disabilities that other people have. You see it, but you don't think anything about it. Doing this gives you a better understanding of how they feel whenever they go through it," Dellinger said.

The event will pick back up Tuesday evening at 6:00 p.m. with a presentation from guest speaker Chet McDoniel, who was born without arms and shortened legs. As an inspirational speaker, he has inspired thousands to get past barriers in their lives by keeping a positive attitude.

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