After being a staff photographer at the Tufts Daily for four years, I finally wrote an article. It’s about a topic I’m close to, namely physical accessibility on the Medford/Somerville campus, but I wanted to tell the story of other physically disabled Tufts students, not just my own. You can read the article, which I did in collaboration with the investigative team editor Liam Knox, here. I’ve included some of the photos I took for it below, but the article features many more, as well as some amazing work by members of the Daily’s video and graphics teams.
The Memorial Steps, an iconic Tufts landmark, and impassible barrier for students with mobility disabilities, leads from the Academic Quad to College Ave.
One of Tufts’ rare chair lifts can be seen in Barnum Hall.
This door to West Lab leads to the accessible route from the Science and Engineering Center to the third floor of Anderson and Robinson.
Stairs in Olin Language Center lead from the basement to the third floor. Fortunately, the building has an elevator as well.
THIS ACCESSIBLE RAMP TO EATON HALL, WHICH IS LABELED “FOR EMPLOYEES ONLY,” IS THE ONLY WAY TO GET INTO THE BUILDING WITHOUT USING STAIRS. (RAY BERNOFF / THE TUFTS DAILY)
A student sits in a staircase in the Science and Engineering Center.