Can we please talk about how Waverly Academy is the least wheelchair accessible school I have ever seen in my life? Like daamn that would not be legal. Get yourself up to code.
well technically that was only one dorm on the entire campus. many of the other dorms/buildings could have been wheelchair accessible
So anyone who lives in that dorm who has a friend or family member with a disability is just unable invite them over to their room ever? Or what if a resident of that building was in an accident and had to be in a wheelchair… would they just have to move?
(reblogging on my side blog for reasons)
this is actually a big problem with older schools. keep in mind the ADA act is really, really new - it was enacted in 1990. making a building that is hundreds of years old accessible takes a lot of money, especially if you’re updating a lot of other buildings too. who knows? it might be slated for renovation and we don’t see it. the buildings at my school are still being updated to be up to code. unfortunately, it takes time and money, things schools sometimes have trouble budgeting for. doesn’t make it okay, by any means. on top of that, i’m sure HER didn’t even think to put accessibility in, which is a huge oversight.
but yeah, in schools where buildings arent accessible, people have to be moved around to be accommodated in the mean time. it suuuucks.