Walking around campus. I could not help but feel joy because of the ongoing sidewalk repairs.
Change is great when it is going to help students, especially for students with disabilities.
I honestly feel that while although the school is working hard to get everything done, this is something that should have been finished a lot sooner.
I am constantly tripping over the sidewalks with good eyes; imagine someone who can’t see. Imagine someone who can’t walk and is trying to go over the cracks and the very steep ramp located near the IT and West Library offices.
Even as I went for my light jog around the campus recently, I tripped and almost face planted the ground.
The sidewalks in my opinion shouldn’t be the only thing that needs repairing. I feel very strongly about that ramp near the library.
I feel that if someone in a wheelchair tried to use it, they could really hurt themselves due to it being so steep.
I am, however. very proud of the school has those buttons you push that opens the door for people with disabilities. That is something we definitely need.
Something that I can’t help but think about is if the school complies with the federal and state rules for people with disabilities.
I know last semester I constantly saw campus security helping a student get to class and get around campus, but what would happen if security was not available?
Due to all the construction happening, maybe more precautions from everyone.
I drive and have seen the concrete blocks in piles, and my thoughts are that it is annoying, but it is also for the better.
I just want to make sure that people who need help getting around let their voices be heard. We are all here to better our education and getting a broken leg due to sidewalks is not on my or anyone else’s agenda.