New voice for disability
The image is a lasting one for Peggy Hayeslip. During a
heavy snowstorm, she noticed a student in a wheelchair
outside an academic building on the university campus where
she was working at the time. The student stared dejectedly
at an eye-level pile of snow that blocked the
handicapped-accessible entrance. Hayeslip, who was recently
named university disability coordinator at Johns Hopkins,
says the scene evoked in her an odd mix of anger, sadness
College can be a daunting experience both
academically and socially for anyone, she says, but for
those with disabilities, the hurdles are often multiplied.
Rudimentary asks like reading a book, taking notes in
class, typing a paper or navigating the campus can require
Grant account system goes 'live'
The university unveils today a Hopkins-developed, Web-based
system that its creators say will make managing and
monitoring research grant accounts as simple as online
The Access to Financial Information system
offers a direct and secure means for principal
investigators and administrative staff at Johns Hopkins to
peruse financial summaries--which are updated daily--of all
their sponsored accounts.
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