UNC students with disabilities search for inclusion

By Elinor Solnick

Automatic door openers are in most buildings on campus (Elinor Solnick).

About eleven percent of undergraduate students nationwide report having a disability. But their biggest challenge on campus isn’t what you might think. Almost every building at UNC is accessible, so students with disabilities report few problems getting around. Their bigger concern is that they often feel excluded from campus life.  

They’re sometimes ignored in the classroom or left out of parties and social events.  

Elinor Solnick reports on what it’s like to be a person with disabilities in Chapel Hill.

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