The Disability Support Services office in Rome Hall. Photo by Chuckie Copeland | The GW Hatchet
The Disability Support Services office in Rome Hall. Photo by Chuckie Copeland | The GW Hatchet

Disability advocacy groups partner to bring greater accessibility to GW

“We found that a lot of staff there don’t really know much about accessibility or disability, they’re just put into an admin job in this office,” McCutcheon said.


Two student organizations that advocate for students with disabilities are partnering to work with officials to make GW and its campus more accessible.

Leaders of the GW Disabled Student Collective and Chronic Health Advocates said they have been forming a plan to repair and add door activation buttons in all GW buildings on the Foggy Bottom and Mount Vernon campuses, increase faculty training to avoid academic ableism and push for increased funding in the Disability Support Services office. Executive board members in the groups said they will also meet with Multicultural Student Services Center Director Dustin Pickett this spring to discuss implementing an accessibility branch to the MSSC. Read more…


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