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Accessibility is one of the most important issues in my life. Ten years ago, I was diagnosed with a muscle disorder, one which causes me to experience barriers to mobility and chronic back pain. It’s not easy having to navigate the world with a disability, but recently, I’ve begun to appreciate the way it’s informed my understanding of the world. That’s why I chose to take part in this series. In reporting on the resources...

Trinity University provides several different outlets for those seeking assistance with their mental health. Depending on students’ diagnoses, support ranges from in-class accommodations to temporary counseling sessions. For those who possess a diagnosis, registration through Student Accessibility Service (SAS) can help provide support to students’ campus lives. “There’s not really a comprehensive list of accommodations because we start where the student is at. They come to us having a disability, and when they do they...

Student organizations now have access to register potential and current members on a new software system known as Presence, Presence, a program intended to help students manage their organizations more easily and engage with a broader audience. After opening the program in December, presidents were required to complete registration by Jan. 2. “Presence is a platform that allows you to track attendance at events and to swipe people in in an easy and efficient way. It’s...

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OpinionA series on accessibility

January 16, 2018271 min

Disabilities affect many people on this campus, both chronically and temporarily. Students with disabilities have to navigate the campus in ways that many others simply don’t think about. But while inaccessibility is persistent, it’s not as discussed here as other campus issues. As such, the Trinitonian hopes to give voice to students’ experiences with a series on disabilities. We invite individuals who would like to speak on these issues to contact cterrace@trinity.edu in order to...

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Trinity University provides many resources for students with disabilities. One of these is the Student Accessibility Services office (SAS), which aims to improve the effort to support disadvantaged students. One such improvement involves significant changes to the Accommodated Testing Center (ATC). According to their website and mission statement, SAS wants to make sure that all students, including students with disabilities, have equal access to all courses, programs and other facilities. This is done by offering...