Campus Access Coming Under Scrutiny?
The University of Chicago has agreed to make its campus more accessible, under terms of an agreement announced this week by the U.S. Dept. of Justice. Are colleges starting to take access seriously?
"Among college officials, it's widely known that many campus facilities do not comply with standards for accessibility required by the Americans With Disabilities Act," says an article in the July 19 Inside Higher Ed.
Most colleges focus on the issue when they are adding new facilities or when they receive complaints from students or employees.
The U.S. Justice Department has become interested in the issue, however, and some colleges may be experiencing more scrutiny than they are used to about the ADA. . . .