Truman students teaching others about disabilities

A few Heartland students are helping to make a difference this upcoming week.

Six students from the Health Science Department are holding Disability Awareness Week on Truman State's University's campus.

There will be activities during the week to help students understand the various types of disabilities existing.

These students are hoping the activities will also allow for more acceptance of those with disabilities.

When we were there, students were learning first-hand about blindness.

"They're playing Goal-Ball to stimulate visual impermanent. So it's kind of scary to have a ball thrown at you and not see it coming. It's a good experience to understand what it's like to be blind," said Co-Chair McKenzie Tate.

The students will also sit in for a presentation on blindness later in the week. There will be a sign language clinic and a session on autism as well.