History

Disability Community at Stanford Prior to Power2ACT

Disability advocacy efforts have been vibrant at Stanford for many years. Stanford students in the 1980s developed a report card on disability accessibility that was hung in the former Meyer Library. The disability community was vibrant and strong. In the 1990s, a disability student group tirelessly pursued a disability campus center. One of the main leaders in this initiative was Jessica Lehman'00. The campus center at the time was a conference room, which has since been abandoned.

 

Creating Power2ACT

 

Beginning Stages of Power2ACT

Power2ACT worked closely with the Office of Accessible Education, Student Affairs, and other community student organizations representing minority groups at Stanford. One of Power2ACT's top aims was to make Stanford more accessible. Power2ACT offered a peer mentorship groups, pairing students with similar disabilities, presented a safe space for students with disabilities, developed a map of accessible areas at Stanford, and created a welcome video for the Office of Accessible Education in 2012 (Click here to watch the video). This advocacy emphasized that Stanford welcomes students with disabilities.

 

Advocating for a Campus Center

 

Credits

  • Vivian Wong, Class of 2012
  • Fiona Hinze, Class of 2013
  • Aubrie Lee, Class of 2014
  • Zina Jawadi, Class of 2018