Accessibility Matters Day

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Date(s) - 03/29/2018
All Day


Duke Disability Alliance will be tabling during Disability Pride Week to encourage students to walk only accessible routes for a day. When you run into inevitable access barriers, take pictures!  Share your photos and experiences on DDA’s “Accessibility Matters Day” Facebook page and other social media using the hashtags #AccessibilityMatters and #InaccessibleDuke!

Have you experienced inaccessibility at Duke? Take DDA’s Accessibility Survey here! Your experiences can help us direct our future activism.

Sometimes buildings are technically accessible, but in such a way that segregates and inconveniences disabled people:

Image description: steps leading up to the Music Building on Duke’s East Campus. A small blue sign indicates that the accessible entrance is around the back of the building.


Other buildings are completely inaccessible:

Image description: Bivins builiding on Duke’s East Campus. It is a long, two-story brick building with four entrances, each of which has steps leading up to the doors.


Sometimes, construction projects create unsafe thoroughfares:

Image description: a crosswalk on Markham Avenue in Durham, with curb cuts and safety lights. The pavement on the crosswalk itself is bumpy and uneven, with many jagged breaks in the surface.

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