‘We’re a fixture’: Looking into Berkeley’s disability resources

Photo of the Ed Roberts Campus
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The Ed Roberts Campus, named after disability activist and leader in the independent living movement Ed Roberts, is composed of various organizations offering more than 100 different disability-focused services, including technological, medical, counseling and legal support. Although the campus is currently closed in light of the pandemic, the organizations are continuing to provide remote services.

Sitting on the edge of South Berkeley and formed by various disability organizations, the Ed Roberts Campus, or ERC, provides resources and services at a universally accessible transit hub.
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Mayor Tom Bates to retire from position after 14 years in office

After 14 years as mayor of Berkeley — the longest tenure in the city’s history — and 38 years of public office, Tom Bates, age 78, has decided to retire. It marks the end of a long career of public service that was punctuated with significant accomplishments that benefited many, from people with disabilities to Berkeley youth to local breweries and sports fanatics.
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The Substantive Impact of Universal Design

If you stare at the periodic table long enough, you find your element — a scientifically natural state of comfort, ease and exemplarity. Your math lecture, her running track, his art studio, the blue denim chair in which I sit as I write — all elements of a periodic peoplehood,
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