LeftRight was a public art installation focused on bringing social change. Through this digital experience, you will have the opportunity to engage with a greater community to improve the lives of people that you share it with. Highlighted in this piece is a handicap accessible door that is in ADA compliance, but doesn't meet the spirit of protection that the law was intended. These accessibility doors require the user to still manually open one of the two doors for easy passage. An automatic door opener was installed at one time but was removed and never replaced. By creating an absurd but possible repair for this issue, I want to bring awareness and show how easily this could be resolved to create a more equitable environment for everyone in my community.
What is the Americans with Disabilities Act?
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities in several areas, including employment, transportation, public accommodations, communications and access to state and local government’ programs and services.
What is the issue?
This standard is being met, but by the barest of minimums. So are the doors truly accommodating?
Where is the issue?
How can you help?
Below is a link that directs you to the institution responsible for maintaining this issue. By filling out and submitting a request form you are promoting a positive change in your community.
How to fill out the form?
Department: ART DEPT
Contact Name: your own name
Contact Phone: your own phone number
Contact Email: your own email address
Select 'Main Campus'
Building/Area: ART II (NORTH)
Room/Location: 212 (this feature on the site may be broken. If you can't select a location write it into the description)
Desired Due Date: today's date
Funding Account: leave this blank
Description: The handicap accessible doors for room 212 that accesses the elevator on the second floor of the Art II (North) building needs a second door opener. One was installed in the past, but has been removed. Students that need this door access are required to ram open or ask for assistance to open the unassisted door. The door does open to 32.5 inches and the breaker bar is above 34 inches as it encroaches into the clear width. Though these doors are narrowly ADA compliant, they have began to negatively affect the San Diego community and enrolled students on the SDSU campus.