On supporting its community members with disabilities, UC Berkeley has consistently missed the mark

CAMPUS ISSUES: UC Berkeley can’t call itself a truly accessible campus until it goes above and beyond basic accessibility requirements

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When it comes to accessibility, UC Berkeley is doing the bare minimum. As a public university, UC Berkeley was originally created to ensure widespread and equitable access to education. But the campus is failing to live up to this mission when it comes to serving students with disabilities. This is
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UC Berkeley must meet basic needs of its disabled students

CAMPUS ISSUES: Disabled students deserve more than the bare minimum. The campus needs to stop hiding behind bureaucratic excuses and step up

When Nancy Barker, a deaf visiting student researcher, came to UC Berkeley, she repeatedly requested American Sign Language interpreters from the campus’s Disabled Students’ Program, or DSP. Now, she’s filing a lawsuit against the campus for allegedly failing to provide these services. Barker’s case does not stand alone. It’s part
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