Equal chance

In reference to the Jan. 28 article “NIU’s budget already stretched,” I believe that the foundation of equality for persons with handicaps is being overlooked. Before an NIU student can have an equal chance to obtain a course, there must be equal opportunity to have access to the classrooms.

A person with a handicap is already at a disadvantage when he or she doesn’t have access to classrooms because the building itself is not accessible to wheelchairs. If a person is already limited in the use of their legs, is it fair to also limit the use of every human being’s greatest asset, the mind?

George W. Prewitt