As a collaboration between Facilities Management and Disabled Students’ Association (DSA), we met this year with Capital Projects Manager Sharon Ames to discuss the short- and long-term accessibility plans at Bowdoin. We advocated for future renovations of Hubbard: the building where the government department typically hosts events and office hours. We did not, however, end our conversation after discussing wheelchair accessibility. We also discussed adding features to Bowdoin’s infrastructure such as hearing loops, lighting controls with dimmers, flexibility of seating within classrooms, chairs with backs for lab classes and automatic door openers. Read more…


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