In our time, kids have gotten used to the idea of sharing classrooms with kids with disabilities; children in wheelchairs are not segregated from the student population like they once were.
But there's still room for all students to understand what life is like with a disability of some kind.
That's why the Medford School District is running an "Ability Awareness Campaign" through the end of February.
Fourth graders will get to experience short periods without sight or without speech, or with some other disability.
District Special Education Specialist Vanessa Campbell explains the workings and intentions of the campaign.