An Empowering Day

Nobody, Carolina first-year Graham Trogdon said, should be excluded from a college campus just because of a disability.

That was the message he wanted to send to the nearly 150 blind and visually impaired children who visited the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for the annual Maze Day.

Started in 2005 by computer science professor Gary Bishop and Carolina students in his enabling technology class, Maze Day invites K-12 students to demo a variety of educational games and tools that Bishop’s class created just for them.

“Having a day just for you, you can feel like you’re just as involved as everybody else,” said Trogdon, a computer science and linguistics major. “It’s pretty empowering.”

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