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Inside Higher Ed: Disabilities Studies Meeting Wasn't Accessible to Those with Disabilities

“Access is a problem. No thought is really put into cultivating professors with a disability or students with a disability. And what happens is disability becomes a spectacle and it becomes a problem that has to be managed and solved," Peace said. "What took place at Hobart and William Smith Colleges was a microcosm of what could happen at any place.”

Always Do a Walk-Thru (So to Speak)

Date: 2013-11-19 11:41 pm (UTC)
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Yeah, this was a total sh!t-show. The moral is never never never rely on a facility manager's say-so for access issues. Bring someone who has a tape measure and knows how to use it; someone who has breathing issues and can sniff things out; someone who finds their way with a sweeping cane or dog guide.

Wm Peace's original blog post
http://badcripple.blogspot.com/2013/11/an-unexpected-humiliation-at-conference.html

and today's followup
http://badcripple.blogspot.com/2013/11/inside-higher-education-picks-up-on-my.html

and a post from Stephen Kuusisto (they traveled together in vain search of access) with kinder words for the university's administration
http://www.planet-of-the-blind.com/2013/11/disability-and-higher-education.html

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Date: 2013-11-21 03:09 am (UTC)
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Bill Peace is the best. seriously!

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