Carol Ely on the ADA and higher education

Carol Ely on the ADA and higher education

September 6, 2019 0 By Ronny Jaskolski


>>When I started here at the U that was before they’d
even passed the “ADA,” but there still was
disability services, so I still did have
the opportunity to say you have a class in a
building that’s not accessible, and I need it to be an
accessible building, so they’d have to move the
whole class to another building. Although I have to admit
probably because I was youthful at the time, it kind of
made me feel powerful that I could make somebody
move a whole class just for me. The same with curb
cuts; a lot of times and even now they’ll
shovel snow and put it in front of the curb cuts. It was even worse when I was
here as an undergraduate, and you know I’d go in there
and call around until I found who shovels the snow, and you
know get them to move the snow. I remember one winter
when I lived in the dorm it was there was
literally too much snow for me to go to my final exams, so they
arranged for a proctor to come to my dorm room, and
that’s how I took my finals. So they, you know, they
did make accommodations.