Flat pavement in front of Kiewit Hall on UNL campus. Photo by Justin Diep | The Daily Nebraskan
Flat pavement in front of Kiewit Hall on UNL campus. Photo by Justin Diep | The Daily Nebraskan

How inclusive design is making spaces at UNL accessible to everyone

Students with disabilities, like Throener Rodriguez, often have to jump through hoops to adapt their way of life to how places are designed.


Sophi Throener Rodriguez starts her school day by getting dropped off at the door to her classes. Often, she struggles to find accessible parking to the buildings she needs to access on campus. 

Throener Rodriguez, a junior history and Spanish double major at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, has an autoimmune disease that causes chronic pain in her joints and muscles. She has mobility issues and often walks with a cane. 

Being dropped off instead of parking reduces the distance Throener Rodriguez needs to walk, which gets more difficult for her the further she walks. Read more…


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