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Barriers to Accessibility


Transcript: This image shows the only elevator I could find on this floor in Blatt. Not only is it the only one I could find, but it is absolutely tiny and the doors close automatically. This elevator shows how little USC considers making structures accessible for all. There is no way someone in a wheelchair or scooter could fit into this elevator.

Transcript: I live inside the disability dorms on the first floor. Not only is the accessible entrance hidden on the backside of the building, the door that is labeled automatic does not have an automatic push button.

It is clear that at some point they installed an automatic door opener to comply with the Americans With Disabilities Act. But when it broke, instead of fixing the problem, they covered up the push buttons, and left disabled individuals that have difficulty with heavy doors unable to get into their building.

It is not enough to pretend to be accessible; the design needs to be usable. It should not fall on the disabled population to maintain public building access failures.

Transcript: This picture shows the blue accessible parking spots located at the back of our classroom building, Wardlaw College. Typically, I am always disappointed with the positioning of these spots as they are never located close enough to an accessible ramp. But this one definitely takes the cake. The spots at Wardlaw are not well-kept, most of them are covered in leaves, have cracks and misshapen asphalt, and are an apparent afterthought in comparison to the, quote, “normal” spots.

This picture depicts the lack of care for the convenience and plain accessibility of the USC campus and some more historical parts.

Transcript: This picture is of a huge chunk of sidewalk that is messed up by the stairs near the Strom Wellness Center. I think this in particular is an issue, as Strom is one of the most used buildings on campus and houses lots of events for the UofSC community. Having issues like this are problematic when they shouldn't be hard to fix at all.

This hole is on the side of the handrail as well, which in, which people use to hold [on to].

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