Students in Cal Poly’s Disability Alliance club created a petition in late November to oppose a new form they are being required to fill out, entitled the “Excused Absence Agreement.“ This form sparked outrage amongst club members, as one of the questions allows professors to decide the maximum number of disability-related absences a student can […]
Disability and Week of Welcome: How two WOW leaders worked to promote accessibility
Communications senior MW Kaplan attended Week of Welcome (WOW) in 2019, one year before WOW went virtual due to COVID-19. They said they are a multi-disabled person, meaning they have several disabilities that inhibit their daily functions. They have systemic illnesses that are considered to be medical disabilities, as well as mental and neurodevelopmental disabilities. […]
ASI to vote on creating a Secretary of Accessibility
The Associated Students Inc. (ASI) Board of Directors will vote to decide if they should create a Secretary of Accessibility on Wednesday, May 19. The purpose of the Secretary of Accessibility would be to promote accessibility and disability awareness on campus, according to Chair of the ASI Diversity and Inclusion Committee Amanda Tejeda who co-wrote […]
EMPOWER-ing community members with disabilities: why Cal Poly’s QL+ is rebranding
Aerospace engineering junior Alex Fung is paralyzed from the shoulders down. Having a disability since 2012, he is accustomed to maneuvering a wheelchair to get where he wants to go. But the device that allows him to get around campus is also the biggest obstacle keeping him from travelling. Fung is one of many past […]
Connections Club sparks friendship between two students
For many students, transferring to Cal Poly can be a lonely process. But through the Cal Poly Connections Club, one engineering senior was able to find her way.
Disability Resource Center no longer paying notetakers
Students were previously paid $50 per class each quarter, with this amount increasing to $55 per class when minimum wage changed to $11 in California.
Pi Kappa Phi member cycles across America
Pi Kappa Phi member and physics sophomore Jacob Sniderman is helping cycle a combined 12,000 miles over 60 days to spread a message of acceptance and understanding for people with disabilities in The Journey of Hope. Sniderman will be joining 99 of his brothers from different chapters throughout the United States. The participants are riding […]
‘Sins Invalid’ and the validity of intersectionality
The stories of the night were woven into a giant shiny, bright and proud tapestry.
Kinesiology students adapting darts for disabled use
A unique senior project group made up of kinesiology and engineering students spent the entire school year developing Adaptive Darts.