Houstonian: Just trying to get to class

Handicap accessibility seems to be a priority to some at Sam Houston State more than others. Robert Santos, an SHSU sophomore who is in a wheelchair, said he has made several strides to make changes on this campus. His biggest request for about six months has been to get remote control doors placed in the buildings with emphasis on the Drain and the Communication buildings.

Doug Greening in Physical Plant commented that ramps and curb cuts are higher on the list of priorities than automatic doors. "There is no law that requires automatic doors to be placed in the facilities," he said. He also said automatic doors are very costly. "As the price goes down we possibly will get more doors installed."

"It's funny how they (the school) have money to do all of this other stuff on campus but they can't get anything done about the making the buildings more accessible," Santos said.

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