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Lauren Seibel/The Hoya

As Accessibility Falls Short, Students Take Charge

by April 6, 2018 0 comments Features, News, News - Top
Activists organized a vigil on Capitol Hill Sunday to commemorate the murders of people with disabilities.

Vigil Recalls Disability Murders

People with disabilities murdered by their parents were honored in a vigil on the National Mall Sunday. The vigil, which was held in front of the U.S. Capitol, commemorated the Disability Day of Mourning and was supported by prominent disability rights advocacy organizations, including the Autistic Self Advocacy Network, ADAPT,[Read More…]

by March 3, 2015 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

GUSA Endorses Disability Cultural Center

Georgetown University Student Association President Trevor Tezel (SFS ’15) and Vice President Omika Jikaria (SFS ’15) announced their administration’s support for the creation of a Disability Cultural Center, a project led by GUSA Undersecretary for Disability Affairs Lydia Brown (COL ’15), on Feb. 23. “The DCC will serve as a[Read More…]

by February 27, 2015 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

Disability Compliance Draws Scrutiny

With recent lawsuits filed against universities for inadequate resources for students with disabilities, Georgetown’s policies could leave the university vulnerable to a similar lawsuit, though administrators asserted that the university was compliant with federal disabilities legislation. Two federal class action lawsuits, which were filed Feb. 12 by the National Association[Read More…]

by February 24, 2015 1 comment City News, News, News - Top

Disability Support Receives Funding

The Office of Student Affairs will provide the majority of funding for disability accommodations at student-sponsored campus events by the 2017-2018 academic year in accordance with an agreement reached with the Georgetown University Student Association on Tuesday. The funding will cover American Sign Language interpreters and other disability-related accommodations including[Read More…]

by February 13, 2015 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
An essay by disability rights activist Lydia Brown (COL ’15) is on the 
syllabus for new anthropology course “Disability and Culture.”

Student Essay Featured in Disability Course

An anthology featuring an essay by Lydia Brown (COL ’15), a student activist for disability rights, will be used as coursework in a new anthropology course called “Disability and Culture,” taught by Professor Sylvia Onder. The anthology, titled “Criptiques,” is a collection of works by disabled writers, “exploring the provocative[Read More…]

by January 13, 2015 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
Michelle Xu

5 Steps to Fight Ableism at Georgetown

In mid-September, both Copley elevators broke down, stranding every physically disabled student living on campus. After the Healey Family Student Center opened this semester, it took over a month for automatic buttons to be installed in the only available entrance. Last spring, a deaf student was denied access to American[Read More…]

by November 18, 2014 10 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
Three panelists spoke about the instiutional abuse that disabled people often face in a discussion on Tuesday.

Panel Talks Disability Rights

A panel discussed the history of institutional abuse against the disabled as part of the fifth installment of Georgetown’s Series on Disability Justice in the Edmund A. Walsh Building on Tuesday evening. The panelists included Deepa Goraya, a lawyer with the Washington Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs,[Read More…]

by October 31, 2014 0 comments Campus News, News

Disability Seminar Falls Flat

At a training session on disability for student leaders last week, Lydia Brown (COL ’15) faced an empty room. The disability rights advocate, who runs a blog called “Autistic Hoya,” was scheduled to give a presentation on making campus events accessible. However, no student leaders showed up for the session.[Read More…]

by October 7, 2014 4 comments Campus News, News

Candidates Surveyed on Disability for Second Year

For the second year in a row, disability advocate Lydia Brown (COL ’15) sent a survey to all Georgetown University Student Association executive candidates addressing disability issues on campus and asking how they would respond to disability-related challenges if elected to office. Brown developed a similar survey during last year’s[Read More…]

by February 27, 2014 0 comments Campus News, News