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The office of disability services located in the Kerr administration building oversees all accessibility on the Oregon state campus. Due to Covid all work has been moved to a virtual setting. From the Orange Media Network archives.

OSU students report issues with accessibility on campus

Stella Harkness, News Contributor
March 29, 2022

Correction: The story originally incorrectly stated Gabriel Merrell is the director of Disability Access Services. This has been corrected to state that Merrell is the director of Access and Affirmative...

Staff work inside Disability Access Services. 

OSU provides academic support for students with disabilities

Vada Shelby, News Contributor
March 11, 2019

Correction: This story has been updated to correctly reflect Gabriel Merrell's title and to accurately portray Martha Smith's and Jarred Berger's words.Oregon State University Students with mental disabilities...

Oregon State University Assistant Professor of mechanical engineering Joshua Gess positioned in front of the Strand Agricultural Building at OSU.

Renovations set to increase, improve ADA accessibility on campus

Arianna Schmidt, News Contributor and Oren Williams
February 18, 2018

DAS dedicates $650,000 to updating sidewalks, parking, street crossings.The American Disabilities Act of 1990 was designed to prohibit the discrimination of individuals based on their disabilities, including...

OSU has at least 207 gender-inclusive restrooms in at least 75  buildings, according to Gabriel Merrell, the director of access and affirmative action with Equal Opportunity and Access.

OSU expands gender-inclusive facilities

By: David DeHard News Contributor
October 9, 2017

Efforts continue to improve restroom availability.Currently, at least 207 publicly accessible gender-inclusive restrooms in at least 75 buildings are on the Oregon State University. The university is continuing...

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