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Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

The Access Advocacy Project Instagram graphic.

Student Disability Union debuts Advocacy Project intended to increase college-wide accessibility

By Dana Gerber and Charlie McKenna
April 7, 2021

Access: Student Disability Union unveiled The Access Advocacy Project on Tuesday, an initiative that includes a list of action steps they are calling on Emerson to take to improve accessibility and equity...

The Office of Student Accessibility Services is currently working remotely.

Students with learning disabilities face hybrid learning difficulties

By Frankie Rowley, Content Managing Editor
February 18, 2021

The Office of Student Accessibility Services has seen an increase in students requesting accommodations since the pandemic began, as some students with learning disabilities continue to navigate unique...

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...

New student organization discusses disability issues on campus.

New student union helps fill disability activism void on campus

By Dana Gerber, News Editor
February 12, 2020

Sitting around bags of Hershey's chocolate in one of the fourth-floor rooms of 172 Tremont, members of the new student organization Access Student Disability Union—a space for Emerson students with disabilities...

Kyle Eber, President of Emerson Mystic, with his cat Tetra.

Emotional support animals on-campus double as mental health diagnoses increase nationally

By Carlee Bronkema, Staff Reporter
October 23, 2019

Junior Grayson Pitt said his emotional support animal, Credence, prompts him to take care of himself and begin other tasks for the day—his gecko’s dependence on him is soothing.  “Once I take...

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...

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