Zayed University Celebrates the Fourth International White Cane Day

22 Oct 2014

Prof. Reyadh AlMehaideb, Zayed University’s Vice President, inaugurated the Fourth International Annual White Cane Day which was organized by ZU’s Office of Accessibility on both campuses in Abu Dhabi and Dubai. The event witnessed a large participation from a number of public figures, and Zayed University students, faculty and staff.

Prof. AlMehaideb praised the efforts of students to support fellow students with special needs on- campus, and highlighted the important role that this annual celebration plays at Zayed University, as it not only enlightens faculty and staff on the best practices to deal with and support visually impaired students, but also portrays the cultural and societal facet of Zayed University, and its utter commitment to its community and students, as it constantly strives to ensure all students are offered the best opportunities to prosper and build up their personal and professional capabilities in the friendliest and most professional learning setting.

From her end, Ms. Fatma Al Qassimi, Manager of Office of Accessibility at Zayed University, also stressed on the importance of spreading awareness regarding visual impairment in the community, and shed light on the most recent and updated methods that help facilitate the development of visually impaired students, and provide them with the opportunity to grow and fulfill their aspirations in a safe learning environment.

Both days entailed a set of insightful workshops, competitions and presentations that better introduced the audience to visual impairment and to various means to support this cause.

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