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Disability activists honor life, legacy of Ed Roberts

Roberts, who had post-polio quadriplegia, decided to attend UC Berkeley in 1962 despite the fact that the campus had no accommodations for people with severe disabilities. His advocacy opened the school to more students with disabilities and created the Physically Disabled Student’s Program and then the Center for Independent Living.
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This is a map showing locations on campus that pose challenges to accessibility: Dwinelle Annex and Hall, Hearst Field Annex, East Asian Library, Faculty Glade, Hearst Mining Circle and Evans Hall.

Students with disabilities battle inaccessibility and isolation

The campus has expanded accessibility in order to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act and requirements imposed after lawsuits. Barriers for students with physical disabilities, however, can often lie less in building plans, which are picked over for potential inaccessibility, than in barriers of the moment.
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New BART car design prompts concern from disabled community

A new car design that seeks to revamp BART trains has raised concerns among the Bay Area’s disabled community — especially a pole featured in the cars that would potentially decrease wheelchair accessibility. Disabled and elderly individuals voiced dissatisfaction with the pole during a Tuesday event at the North Berkeley
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Center for Independent Living to open new store on Telegraph

The Center for Independent Living will celebrate the grand opening of its new redistribution store Friday. The center, a 40-year-old organization run for the betterment of disabled individuals locally and nationally, will open a store that will repair wheelchairs and redistribute donated scooters and other technology devices to assist the
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