The American River Current

SOARD stands up for students with disabilities

ARC’s Students of American River with Disabilities (SOARD) club surveyed the campus and reported on safety and accessibility concerns in February 2018. After a meeting with ARC president Thomas Greene, the administration began to address some of the concerns. (Photo by Jennah Booth)

Ariel Caspar

December 12, 2019

By Ariel Caspar & Jennah Booth Over multiple semesters, American River College’s Students of American River with Disabilities (SOARD) club has advocated for students like themselves, who they say feel invisible on this campus and within society. “We as disabled people, we feel as if we're shut out and as...

Renewable energy powers ARC students

DC Solar set up a trailer for display at American River College's 2017 Earth Day Celebration in front of the Student Center. (Photo courtesy of Don Reid / Sustainability at ARC)

Hannah Yates

February 7, 2019

Last semester brought big changes to American River College with the installation of 15 new solar-powered trailers across its three campuses, and now faculty is looking to improve the accessibility to these devices. The trailers on campus have three varieties: LED light poles, outlet stations, and ...

Construction causes problems for students with disabilities

Taylor Ryan, a student at American River College whose major is undecided, stands holding crutches in front of the fencing around the construction on Sept. 13, 2018. Navigating around the site has been challenging for students with disabilities and other accommodations. (Photo by Hameed Zargry)

Hameed Zargry

September 27, 2018

Disabled students at American River College are encountering problems getting around campus because of the STEM construction project, according to students who have been affected by it this semester. Construction work has entered the project's second semester at ARC. Compared to last semester, there...

ARC needs to be more accessible for all students

An American with Disabilities Act-compliant door opener shows heavy signs of wear and tear at American River College in Sacramento, California on Sept. 8, 2017. Many of the ADA-compliant door openers around ARC’s campus have seen excessive use and some of them are unusable. (Photo by Luis Gael Jimenez)

Nathan Bauer

September 7, 2017

American River College needs to do more to expand access for disabled students. The Americans With Disabilities Act requires public institutions to be accessible to the disabled, but the law is often inadequate. Despite ADA modifications, getting around campus independently remains challenging ...

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