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“They Sap me of my Power and Strength”


Although this photo says it all, I’d  like to say a little more:

Her name is Sarah-Marie Da Silva, and she is a first-year zoology student at the University of Hull in England. She says that although she has frequently brought her accommodation needs to the university’s attention, they have accommodated her only  sporadically. This photo was taken on a day where she found herself in a classroom without a ramp, and had no choice but to sit alone in her wheelchair in the hall.

To its credit, the university says this is an unacceptable situation and they are conducing an investigation. Let’s hope they figure it out soon. I know from personal experience that it is very hard to function (let alone learn anything) with this kind of isolation and humiliation.




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