The Oberlin Review

Current Facilities Don’t Meet Accessibility Needs

Zoe Luh and EmmaLia Mariner

May 3, 2019

 This article is part of the Review’s Student Senate column. In an effort to increase communication and transparency, student senators will provide personal perspectives on recent events on campus and in the community  Since publishing her article “Inadequate Facilities Unsafe, Inaccessible for Disabled Students,” (The Oberlin Review, April 19, 2019) first-year Zoe Luh has been pursuing safe housing for next year. In her search to get necessary accommodations, she has spent the majority of her energy and time on research and meetings regarding housing. Luh’s search to get safe housing has taken a significant toll on her classwork as well as mental, physical, and social health. The Oberlin administration needs ...

College sophomore Caleb Knapp, College juniors Johan Cavert and Rachel Sanders, and College senior EmmaLia Mariner ask Eric Wagenfeld questions about the Americans with Disabilities Act following his talk.

Talks Spark Discussion of Disability Rights

February 15, 2019

Eric Wagenfeld, Oberlin’s director of Disability Resources, delivered a talk Monday afternoon called “Understanding the ADA,” which explained the implications and meaning of the Americans with Disabilities Act, a civil rights law passed in 1990. The talk was the first in a series of lectures sponsored by the Student Senate Health and Wellness Working Group. The series is just one component of a growing resurgence of discussion surrounding disability rights on campus. Several upcoming events...

College sophomores Madeleine Faubert (left) and Jessie Julian (right) converse in Disability Solidarity Hall.

Students, Staff Chart New Course For Accessibility at Oberlin

September 28, 2018

Disability Resources will start testing a new electronic management system in the coming months, according to Director Eric Wagenfeld, who took on the position in July after a 10-month hiring process. The Accessibility Information Management system — one of many new disability-oriented programs that have developed in the last year — will simplify the accommodations process. “There is a lot of superfluous paperwork right now. AIM will allow students to use their single sign-on to upload docume...

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