Working Groups Address Accessibility Issues

Justine Fehr recalls being judged simply for taking the elevator up one floor. The student, who suffers from a chronic pain condition as a result of knee surgery, has days when she can’t fathom walking up a flight of stairs.

“The pain never goes away,” she explains, “even when I’m sleeping.” But Ms Fehr’s pain isn’t something other people can see. That’s why strangers’ jokes about her being “lazy” for needing a lift are particularly hurtful.

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