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Lack of Appropriate Clothing Can Hinder People with Disabilities

Apparel manufacturers could play a vital role in helping people with disabilities navigate barriers

Dec. 05, 2016

There are many important events in a person’s life, including weddings, graduations, school dances and job interviews. The clothing industry has long profited from these events and the special clothing they require. However, according to new research from the University of Missouri, approximately 30 million Americans living with mobility challenges and impairments lack the appropriate clothing required for social engagements, work and exercise. Following this new study researchers suggest that apparel manufacturers could play a vital role in helping people navigate social barriers by providing more accessible clothing options.  Full Story
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Statement from Hank Foley

Dec. 05, 2016

“I have been honored and privileged to serve as interim chancellor of Mizzou this past year. The team we’ve built to lead Missouri’s premier public university is strong and uniquely positioned to continue to move MU in the right direction. The opportunity to work alongside our tremendous faculty, staff and students–to grow research, seek new funding models and improve our best-in-class programs—is an honor I’d cherish.”  Full Story

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