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    I know, I know, it's horribly idealistic of me........

    but sometimes I wish my fellow law students would protest any school based event that's held somewhere completely inaccessible by not attending the event. I feel as if I can only speak out so many times before I begin to sound like a broken record. I'd give anything to have someone else, aside from me, and someone who is not disabled, to stand up and say how discriminatory it is.

    Sorry. This is just a vent.

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    sucks to be overlooked when you pay the same tuition, and work as hard as any Ab, but don't get to attend all events. if you don't speak up though, how will it change? that sqeaky wheel thing. what if you simply ask right off, Is it accessable? or a letter that you would have liked to be able to attend but.....

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    Yea it sucks when classmates plan to study in a place called "The Upstairs Lounge". I'm sitting there thinking do you just not want me to come? And I go to school for social work where we are trained to be inclusive, non judgemental blah blah blah...
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    Oh, trust me. I've been very vocal about it. I've even put forth proposals to make school events more inclusive. That's why it sucks even more when I get an invite to an event that's clearly not accessible. It's as if I've been screaming at the top of my lungs, but someone's put me on mute. I guess I'm just tired of working so hard to feel included. Every time I receive an invite (usually through Facebook, so there's an opportunity to post on the wall), I will reply that I won't be attending because it's inaccessible. I often get the stock answer in a private message from the organizers saying they overlooked it, they apologize and it won't happen again. And then it does. Over. And over. And over again.

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    They are not bad, only they don't think, most of them at least. But some are doing it because they think we are worthless, they need a little reprimand- It is two kind of people, those who think they are the much more important than a disable person and those who don't think and need a reminder.
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    ridiculous this happening at a law school

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    I've had this happen many times and if I really wanted to go my friends would make sure I made it but it makes it very uncomfortable if you know you have to pee and can't so I usually would just not attend them if it wasn't accessible.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KiranA View Post
    but sometimes I wish my fellow law students would protest any school based event that's held somewhere completely inaccessible by not attending the event. I feel as if I can only speak out so many times before I begin to sound like a broken record. I'd give anything to have someone else, aside from me, and someone who is not disabled, to stand up and say how discriminatory it is.

    Sorry. This is just a vent.
    If it was a school event here, you would be filing an ADA based lawsuit along with numerous classmates. seriously
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    Quote Originally Posted by SCIfor55yrs. View Post
    If it was a school event here, you would be filing an ADA based lawsuit along with numerous classmates. seriously
    This...

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    Whenever some spot isn't accessible I call my lawyer an file a lawsuit. I got a few cases pending now. If a place isn't accessible I call the facility if they want to be stupid about it I call my layer simple as that... Venting on here about an inaccessible spot isn't going to do anything about the spot. But a lawsuit seems to make things happen

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