many intersections. It's made a big differ- ence. Progress also comes at a cost beyond price tags: enduring near-constant con- struction. Koch spends all of his time under the arc ofa crane. His office near the medical complex is a flurry of con- struction and uneven pavement. During a particularly industrious period last year, Koch said, "simply getting into this building was almost more than I coul
o on some days. I counted 15 construc- tion vehicles in back, going in all direc- tions. And I was supposed to walk on rough gravel in and out of those vehicles to get to a loading dock to come in. I couldn't get to the front door.
We're going to see an incredible amount of building on this campus in the next five years," Kessler observed. "What we see now on Manning Drive is going to be up here [on North Cam- pus]." Even with careful planning, such massive building projects will spell short- term access problems for students who find their typical routes cut off. Yet what most troubles both the dis- abled and the campus offices that serve them isn't the buildings or other prob- lems that the University is working to solve. It is that University-wide, the idea of accessibility doesn't appear to hit the radar until someone with a disability shows up and a situation develops. Riverdahl summed up her opinion of the prevalent attitude toward the dis- abled: "Out ofsight, out of mind. Until it's presented to them, they haven't hought about it." It is well-known that there is a park- ing shortage on campus, for example. But the solution many drivers favor- parking on sidewalks- presents a hazard for individuals in wheelchairs and for the visually impaired. "It just seems that there's a total dis- regard for the safety of disabled students moving about on campus, despite repeated calls to Public Safety and other groups to ticket or tow vans and trucks and other delivery vehicles that block access for students," Anne Bryan said.
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