Delays in accessibility approvals cause concern

Delays in accessibility approvals cause concern

Jax Schmisseur struggles with anxiety and relies on his emotional support animal to calm him during his panic attacks. During his freshman year, he sought approval to have his cat live with him in the dorms but ran into roadblocks. The frequency of his panic attacks increased. In the end,...

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Advocacy instead of afterthoughts

As a student who uses a power wheelchair daily, I have experienced physical and academic hinderances at UTD. These obstacles are more prevalent than the average able-bodied student may realize. For students with physical or mental disabilities, UTD offers the Office of Student AccessAbility, which provides a variety of accommodations...

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Accessible buildings, ethical parking needed

Accessible buildings, ethical parking needed

UTD tries to be an accommodating campus for all students, but parking policies and older buildings can hamper the movement of students with physical disabilities. At UTD, students with a handicap placard are required to purchase a $140 parking pass in order to park in state-designated handicap spaces. It’s commendable...

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Accessibility on campus

Accessibility on campus

When Mimi Newman was diagnosed with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome-Type III with Marfanoid characteristics, a disorder that leads to chronic joint pain, she withdrew herself from her surroundings to numb the shock of hearing about her condition — but it hurt more than it helped. The arts and performance junior was 20...

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