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The Accessible Experience

Illinois is often regarded as the most accessible campus in the nation. But, how exactly did we deserve this title? For our project, we explored the various levels of how and why we have repeatedly been called the most accessible university in the country, and how far we still have to go in order to really be fully accessible. We were able to speak with students with varying levels of disabilities, as well as professors, assistants, and other experts on the subject that were able to give us a lot of great information on how much further we really have to go. Throughout the different levels of our project, we hope that you can see how advanced we already are, and where we may be heading in the near future.

Check out our project here. 

Group Members:

Roger Blanco

Samantha McQueen

Maggie Sullivan

Thomas Polcyn

Disability on and around the University of Illinois campus

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A quote in the Illinois wheelchair track practice facility.

From the wheelchair athletics at the University of Illinois, to a local prosthetics and orthotics business in Urbana, our team of Jessa Corso, Abraham Koshy, Lauren Mroz and Lucas Wright takes a look at the usually overlooked area of disability in the Champaign county area. Continue reading Disability on and around the University of Illinois campus

Inclusive Illinois: Seeing Past the Disability and Looking at the Person

Inclusive Illinois 

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When the University of Illinois launched their new motto of “Inclusive Illinois,” many believed that this was brought up by the array of events that were tied with race on campus. From the racist tweets against Chancellor Phyllis Wise last year to the Salaita controversy, race has been very apparent on the campus. So when we think of “Inclusive Illinois,” we think of race, maybe even being inclusive of the LGBTQ community, or religion, but many times, we do not think of people with disabilities.

Continue reading Inclusive Illinois: Seeing Past the Disability and Looking at the Person