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.