CULTURE


11/7/2019 9:27pm

The sign outside the Center for Dramatic Art indicates handicap parking to the right of the building. A student who came to watch "Dairyland" found one of the handicap parking spots reserved for UNCSA Board of Trustees member Thomas S. Kenan III, who also had a disability placard.

Accessibility on campus: 'Whose bodies are worth more?'

A UNC graduate student was recently unable to park in the last remaining disability spot at a PlayMakers Repertory Company performance, leaving them to park in a parking deck far from the theater and walk.  This experience left the student with not only lingering pain, but frustration about the University's priorities with its limited parking. This student's trouble with parking raises the larger problem of the University's poor accommodations of those with disabilities, forcing the University to reevaluate its guidelines for upholding equal accessibility under ADA guidelines.