‘A matter of life or death’: Students with disabilities face quandary over in-person instruction

photo of the Disabled Students Program building
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The Disabled Students’ Program supports students with disabilities at UC Berkeley. With the return to in-person instruction, many students with disabilities face difficulties in academic life.

With the resurgence of in-person instruction, many students with disabilities are feeling COVID-19’s presence encroaching on their lives.
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A lesson in accommodations

Bear in Mind

Access to accommodations is the sole reason I am able to remain in school while severely depressed. My accommodations don’t give me a leg up over my peers; they put us on an even playing ground. 
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Pee math

Along for the Ride

It may seem like all the effort to plan every social outing is a high cost for leaving home, but I wouldn’t change a thing.
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Once again, UC Berkeley has failed to make its buildings accessible for all students

CAMPUS ISSUES: Students who live in campus housing should not have to fight for basic accessibility

For nearly three weeks from late October to mid-November, a UC Berkeley residence building in Unit 3 failed to meet the most basic accessibility standard — students had to go without an elevator in the eight-story structure. This is just one example of how UC Berkeley has failed to be accessible for all students.
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