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Accessibility Studies

Accessibility Studies Students Going on to Graduate Schools

Kaily Baulaurier is the latest in a series of CWU Accessibilty Studies students accepted by graduate schools. After graduating with a major in Social Services and a minor in Accessibility Studies, she will attend the University of Washington School of Social Work program in Seattle.

She has served two Accessibilty Studies internships: one on campus at the Disability Services office and the other at the Trellis Center, a local organic farm that provides residential and day occupation and recreation programs for adults with intellectual disabilities. The photos here are a tour of the facility, showing the hot house, chickens, and view of Kittitas Valley.

Kaily's Accessibility Studies Capstone project is an exploration of the higher education experiences of people with disabilities who were adopted from foreign countries as children.

Last year Hannah Peretti began a Boise State graduate program in Social Work after she graduated with a degree in Psychology and a minor in Accessibility Studies. Her capstone project was a guidebook for transportation professionals to understand adults with autism when they ride the bus. 

All capstone projects for Accessibility Studies demonstrate competence to analyze real world situations for their inclusion of people with disabilities and to make reasonable recommendations to increase all people's participation in life experiences in public facilites. Accessibility Studies students include undergraduates but also many people already working in many career fields who are pursuing the Accessibilty Studies Certificate for professional development. 

Beginning Fall 2019 CWU expects to offer a Graduate Certificate in Accessibility Studies which can serve as a specialization within several graduate degree programs. Find out more at or contact Dr. Naomi Jeffery Petersen at or (509) 607-9407.

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