Post Tagged with: "accessibility"

DC Council Introduces Bill for Paid Election Day Leave

DC Council Introduces Bill for Paid Election Day Leave

Nine Washington, D.C. Councilmembers introduced a bill that would compel businesses to give workers two hours of paid leave on Election Day. The bill, called the Paid Leave to Vote Amendment Act of 2018, was introduced Nov. 20. If passed, the bill would grant workers up to two hours of[Read More…]

by November 30, 2018 1 comment Campus News, News, News - Top
AMBER GILLETTE/THE HOYA
A ramp, scheduled to be completed by early 2019, is planned to increase access to White-Gravenor Hall.

White-Gravenor Ramp Planned to Increase Accessibility

Georgetown University is set to construct a ramp to the entrance of White-Gravenor Hall to increase accessibility to the academic building. An upcoming renovation initiative aims to make White-Gravenor Hall more accessible by constructing a ramp to the front entrance of the building. The goal of the project is to[Read More…]

by November 7, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

EDITORIAL: ADA Needs a Georgetown Ally

Georgetown University is notoriously unfit for individuals with physical disabilities. Elevators break, buttons to open doors are nowhere to be found and students are left searching for university support. Unfortunately, the university has not yet established an effective framework for addressing its accessibility problems, nor has it made the existing[Read More…]

by September 14, 2018 0 comments Editorial
THE HOYA
Pedro Arrupe, S.J., Hall is not compliant with ADA standards according to a GUSA policy team.

Arrupe Hall Fails ADA Compliance Standards

Pedro Arrupe, S.J. Hall, the newest dormitory built on Georgetown University’s campus, is not compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act, members of a Georgetown University Student Association Accessibility Policy team recently revealed. Interior doors throughout Arrupe — including those to common rooms, study rooms, kitchens and the laundry room[Read More…]

by September 6, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
Lauren Seibel/The Hoya

As Accessibility Falls Short, Students Take Charge

Have a reaction to this article? Write a letter to the editor.

by April 6, 2018 0 comments Features, News, News - Top

VIEWPOINT: Address Accessibility Shortcomings

When I made the decision to attend Georgetown University, I knew that navigating a historic campus in a wheelchair would be a challenge. The cracked cobblestone streets and picturesque staircases that blanket campus are clear red flags for those with mobility issues. Upon moving in however, I found that many[Read More…]

by November 1, 2017 1 comment Opinion, Opinion - Top
VIEWPOINT: The 2017 GUSA Accessibility Report Card

VIEWPOINT: The 2017 GUSA Accessibility Report Card

Every year, student government hopefuls preach similar slogans about inclusivity and change to the Georgetown University Student Association structure. Our future leaders almost always pledge a commitment to represent the forgotten — to crusade for the marginalized. As the outgoing chair of the GUSA Accessibility Policy Team, I have worked[Read More…]

by February 22, 2017 3 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top

EDITORIAL: Understaffing Impedes Health Accessibility

Over the course of the past week, H*yas for Choice has shared stories on Facebook of Georgetown women’s experiences with the Student Health Center, based on an anonymous online survey. Among the responses, students claimed they had their exams delayed for over a month or were denied an exam due[Read More…]

by February 10, 2017 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top

Finding Flexibility in Dining

Through efforts spearheaded by the university and the Georgetown University Student Association, students’ meal exchange swipes and Flex Dollars have expanded to more locations on campus beginning this year. Instead of having students bottleneck at O’Donovan Hall during rush hours, students can now use their meal swipes at a variety[Read More…]

by September 2, 2016 0 comments Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top
Accessibility Push Faces Tricky Terrain

Accessibility Push Faces Tricky Terrain

When Rachel Anderson (COL ’17) broke her leg on a spring night in 2015, she soon realized that getting in and out of the MedStar Georgetown University Hospital would be the easy part. It was navigating campus in the following weeks that proved to be much more difficult. On her[Read More…]

by April 22, 2016 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top