LeftRight

LeftRight is a public art installation focused on bringing social change.  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?

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This standard is being met, but by the barest of minimums.  So are the doors truly accommodating?

Where is the issue?

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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?

Contact Information

Department: ART DEPT

Contact Name: your own name

Contact Phone: your own phone number

Contact Email: your own email address

Location Information

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)

Request 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.