Second-graders at Benson Primary School in Itasca got a lesson in empathy Wednesday, during a program presented by Northeast DuPage Special Recreation Association.
The group's ability awareness program aims to teach students what daily life is like for classmates who live with disabilities.
"Hopefully that will open up opportunities for them to be more understanding about people that are different from them." said Amy Reuter, Media Center Director at the school.
Students learned about hearing, visual and physical impairments and got a chance to use a sport wheelchair, wear special goggles, wear a blindfold with a walking cane, and learn some sign language.