Barriers a Matter of Perception

From Regional Mobility Magazine, April 3, 1986

“‘Disability is an obstacle illusion.’ Catchy phrase. With this phrase, Rose Kreston hoped the students at Colroado State University would catch Handicapped Awareness Days’ message that it is often the able-bodied community’s perceptions of disability which impede disabled people in their attempts to become an acceptable part of society.

Rose Kreston is a small person. One resists the temptation to say that her job is big. But as Director of Handicapped Students, her job is a far-reaching and varied position that requires organizational, supervisory, advisory and advocacy skills as well as insight into the experience of handicapped people.

Rose brings a broad outlook and background to that role. Disabled since birth by a condition called Osteogenesis…”

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