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  • Vanderbilt University Reflection

    I am terrified of the reflection that full length windows show. I glance into these windows and I see how I walk, a stride that is slightly off balance and resembles that of a drunk person. This walk is a lifelong reminder that there was a lack of oxygen to my brain during my birth—the evidence that I have Cerebral Palsy. As I prepare to graduate in May from Vanderbilt University, I find myself conflicted between recognizing that I am incredibly fortunate to have a Vanderbilt education, but also accepting that having a visible disability at Vanderbilt has been a challenging experience. . There is a bizarre irony behind the fact that at a university that is home to one of the top special education graduate programs in the country, the only space Vanderbilt dedicates to serving students with disabilities is in the windowless Baker building, a location far removed from campus that primarily houses ancillary functions of the university. The idea of separating people with disabilities is a dated approach that is reflective of a time when individuals with disabilities were warehoused in schools and hospitals, far removed from society. The most logical reason that I have heard for this is that the university wants to protect the anonymity of students who visit Disability Services. Unfortunately, as a person with a visible disability, I have never had the luxury of hoping that people do not notice the way that I walk. Disability services falls under Equal Opportunity,…

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  • ADA Credibility Checklist

    The ADA Accessibility checklist provides part of the requirements found in the ADA Accessible Guidelines (ADAAG). The Guidelines are part of the Department of Justice Title II Regulations, 28 CFR Part 35 (Nondiscrimination on the basis of disability in State and Local Government Services). The requirements are a guide to assist the agency in determining what may be a readily achievable barrier removal. The checklist serves as a guide to assist the agency in identifying accessibility problems…

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  • Accessibility In Healthcare

    low income socioeconomic group, so they were quite uneducated about how to even navigate their own healthcare. This influx of additional people created even more of a burden upon healthcare providers and facilities to offer more accessibility. Many Americans continue to go without adequate healthcare to this day even if they have been able to obtain…

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  • People With Disabilities In The 1930's

    People with disabilities were seen as defective human beings and were treated very negatively. Around the time of World War I and when Franklin D. Roosevelt became president the government became more involved in improving the lives of people with disabilities. Acts were passed to prohibit discrimination of people with disabilities. The most important act was the Americans with Disabilities Act which changed the way that society viewed people with disabilities and allowed for more public…

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  • Advantage And Disadvantages Of Avent's Park

    identified with the International Symbol of Accessibility sign located at least 60 inches from the ground. The sign at Avent’s park is located 56 inches from the ground which could create a barrier for an individual living with a disability. There is an accessible sign for the parking spot and the bathroom is close yet there is not a designated sign noted the park is accessible. In Standard 703 2.38 states that tactile characters should be on permanent rooms and spaces yet the bathrooms are…

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  • Case Study: Abundant Life Of Perrysburg

    Abundant Life of Perrysburg is a senior housing facility established in 1977 by Zoar Lutheran Church and is funded by HUD (Housing and Urban Development). Over the past several years Liz Brown, the manager, has been working diligently to update the facilities to make them more accessible to various disabilities that her elderly residents may have. Liz Brown and her staff eagerly make accommodations for each resident and in the best interest of the whole building through using the principles of…

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  • Wage Disability In Canada

    Canadian Human Rights Commission were related to disability.” Clearly, employers are receiving a disproportionate number of claims regarding physical accessibility in the workplace. Layla Thérèse, a Canadian with cerebral palsy, told TVO (2016), “In my cover letters I clearly state that I have a disability, that I use a wheelchair, and I would ask, ‘Are you wheelchair accessible?’ Nine times out of 10 the answer was, ‘We had no idea you needed that. No, we’re not. We’re sorry. Best of luck in…

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  • Disability Act History

    (“American”). The disability rights movement emerged in in the late 1960s because for about a century disability activists and their allies tried to change economic polices, social attitudes, and laws regarding people with disabilities (“Disability”). The Disabilities Act was passes by congress in 1990 and was the nations first civil rights law that addresses the needs for people with disabilities (“The American”). The Disabilities Act is based on The Civil Rights Act of 1964, and the…

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  • The Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA)

    The Americans with Disabilities Act is a civil rights law created for individuals with disabilities. It came about from the disability rights movement where thousands of people began fighting against the segregation that people with disabilities were facing. They voiced that these individuals should be treated equally and get the same opportunities as everyone else and fought to make this happen. The ADA “prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities in all areas of public…

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  • Disabilities Act

    This part of the law ensures the disabled have public access to transportation, which includes rail service (both public and private), streets and sidewalks, buses and taxi providers. Access to public accommodations is addressed in the law. This provides easy access to public spaces for the disabled including entrances, access to public restrooms and public gathering spaces. Finally, Title IV of the law addresses accessibility of telecommunications for the disabled (Americans with Disabilities…

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