Improving Accessibility at RISD

Improving Accessibility at RISD

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Ke Shang started this petition to RISD

“RISD is so inaccessible”...how many times have you heard that? Students with disabilities require assistance to do the most basic tasks like getting food and going to the bathroom. It is time to make RISD a truly inclusive campus. Join our petition to contribute your part in making RISD more accessible for students with disabilities. 


Here are the ways we propose to make students with disabilities feel truly at home in RISD with minimal effort needed from the school, taking into consideration the new residential building and the renovation of the quad:

1. Install slip-proof rods in at least one bathroom stall and one shower stall in each bathroom in all major academic and residential buildings. 
2. Have a meal delivery system for students who have mobility issues.
3. Install wheelchair accessible doors in all major academic and residential buildings.
4. Install functional and spacious lifts in all major academic and residential buildings. 
5. Build slopes in all major academic and residential buildings. 
6. The disabilities support office should readily take care of issues outside of academic affairs. Eg. the residential problems of disabled students.
7. The offices at RISD (Public Safety, Residence Life, Disability Support, Health Services) should have a more efficient communication system across the departments. 

If you have a story to tell or any other suggestions, feel free to contact me (Shang) @hollaballosshang or my roommate Preeti @preeti3280 via Instagram or Facebook

Stop hesitating and make your voice heard now! 

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