Topic: Disability

Op-eds, Opinions

Stapleford ’21: Against the disability identity center

March 20, 2018 0 comments

On March 12, 1990, over 60 physically disabled individuals threw themselves out of their wheelchairs, abandoned their crutches and left their walkers behind to protest the delay of the long-awaited passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Yema Yang ’19 and Matthew Flathers ’19 are co-coordinating the student push for a disability identity and cultural center on campus. Despite community support, the center’s creation does not have a timeframe.

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Students propose disability identity center

February 21, 2018 0 comments

A group of Brown student leaders and activists is currently pushing to create a disability identity and cultural center on campus.

In an effort to make the University’s campus more accessible, Student and Employee Accessibility Services has advocated for renovations to Wilson Hall on the Main Green. Those changes began last fall.

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University addresses student accessibility concerns

February 15, 2018 0 comments

Following the implementation of the University’s Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan and the creation of departmental and administrative DIAPs, the University has demonstrated progress in addressing accessibility-related issues on campus, said Catherine Axe.