Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

An ECPD patrol vehicle.

ECPD faces backlash for social media posts on autism

By Dana Gerber, News Editor
April 7, 2021

Content Warning: This article discusses harmful and ableist stereotypes against autistic people, violence against autistic people and disabled people, and includes harmful and ableist photographs posted...

An elevator on campus.

Audio cues installed in elevators after student push for campus accessibility

By Ann E. Matica, Deputy News Editor
February 25, 2021

More than a year after a student filed an accessibility request to install audio cues in on-campus elevators, which would announce the direction the elevator is moving and the floor it is on, Emerson added...

SGA at a Fall 2019 Joint Session meeting.

SGA appoints three students to new Student Experience Senate

By Diana Bravo, Copyeditor/Photographer
September 3, 2020

In the first Student Assembly meeting of the new semester, the Student Government Association made a series of appointments to fill vacancies across different areas of the organization, including the newly...

The accessible push button was installed at the Walker Building front entrance over spring break.

College installs accessible push button at front of Walker Building

By Dana Gerber, News Editor
March 11, 2020

Over spring break, the college installed a push button on the Boylston Street entrance of the Walker Building in response to student concerns about the accessibility of the door. Access Student Disability...

when you have a chronic disability, the structure of our society fails you often and makes your life harder than it should be. / Illustration by Christine Park

Students with disabilities need clearer housing processes

By Shruti Rajkumar
October 16, 2019

Prior to entering my sophomore year of college, I anticipated that the housing process would be as simple as the one my freshman year. But of course, when you have a chronic disability, the structure...

The thought of once again being doubted, othered and isolated because of something you were born with can be a troubling one.

Navigating the nuances of invisible disabilities

By Dylan Rossiter, Emerson '21
January 28, 2018

Pen, check. Laptop, check. Confidence? I take a deep breath, pop in some Ed Sheeran, and head for the elevator with the little buttons I pray I'll be able to navigate without looking like an idiot. Then...

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