OPINION: The 5Cs should provide students with the opportunity to major or minor in disability studies, says Luciénne Reyes PZ ’24.
As the 5Cs discuss options for returning to campus, Aleja Hertzler-McCain PO ’21 urges them to consider marginalized communities nearby.
Even when the Claremont Colleges are physically accessible — and they’re definitely not — physical accessibility isn’t enough to include disabled students.
Claremont needs to keep accessibility and the needs of disabled community members in mind when designing and implementing building plans.
Even though the Colleges provide accommodations for disabled students, the lack of any sort of disability cultural programming is alienating.
In the wake of multiple indictments and plea deals concerning a college admissions cheating ring, it’s important to remember that the disability accommodations system isn’t to blame.
The Disability Illness and Difference Alliance, a 5C group for disabled students and their allies, aims to promote awareness surrounding disability issues.