New Kind of Dorm for Students With Disabilities

August 19, 2010

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has opened a new dormitory for students with significant physical disabilities and the facility may represent a new standard for services for such students, the Chicago Tribune reported. Among the features are a wireless pager system to allow a resident to call for assistance 24 hours a day, and a ceiling lift system that will help students who can't walk get from their beds to bathrooms. Students who need these and other services will live on the first floor of the facility while other students will live on other floors.

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