After reading this article (“Get off the elevator if you don’t need it,” Jan. 24, 2003), I am completely disgusted with the writer’s views of elevator usage on campus. Rose started off with the title “if you don’t need it.” That is her making a judgment call if she doesn’t think you need it.
There are a lot of disabled people on campus who may not look disabled but can have severe back, leg or other problems. There are people walking around pregnant, or with illnesses such as fibromyalgia and cancer, or others who may not show signs of being sick or disabled on the outside. But unless you have lived a day in that person’s body, you can have no idea what it is like trying to obtain a higher level of education on a large public campus with stairs everywhere and such slow elevators.
I ask that you remind readers about the Americans with Disabilities Act, and remind them that people, in general, are good-hearted. Some people just can’t physically climb four to five flights of stairs.
Anne Geck, senior, social sciences