Curtin University Guild to host low-sensory events as part of O-Day

Curtin Student Guild's Disabilities Officer Glen Luff hopes to promote the importance of accessibility awareness.
Curtin Student Guild's Disabilities Officer Glen Luff hopes to promote the importance of accessibility awareness.

CURTIN University Guild will kick off Wednesday’s O-Day celebrations with a low-sensory ‘Quiet 30’ in a bid to make the event more accessible and welcoming.

Curtin Student Guild disabilities officer Glen Luff said it was the first time a WA university would introduce such an event to an orientation day.

He said they hoped the introduction of the low-sensory environment, which would include reduced crowd numbers and audio levels, would benefit students who had difficulties with heightened sensory environments or who were simply feeling overwhelmed.

“Sensory-aware events benefit many diverse groups of people who experience difficulties in over-stimulating environments and we want everyone to enjoy the benefits of O-Day,” he said.

“Every student at Curtin should have an opportunity to belong to our community and that begins with equitable access.”

Curtin University Guild’s O-Day is on February 21, with the Quiet 30 from 11am to 11.30am.

Curtin’s orientation week runs from February 19 to 23.

Visit www.curtin.edu.au for more information.

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