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  • New website rates local restaurants on accessibility for people with disabilities

    Photo of special education professor Meghan Burke, her son Rogan and Lily Ho, a senior in computer science

    Special education professor Meghan Burke, right, and her son Rogan, center, know the challenges of navigating restaurants that vary in their accessibility to patrons with disabilities. To assist other restaurant-goers, Burke and University of Illinois students evaluated local restaurants’ accessibility and report their findings on the website Access Urbana-Champaign. Lily Ho, a senior in computer science, is among the interns from the Applied Technologies for Learning in the Arts and Sciences program who collaborated on the project.

    Photo by L. Brian Stauffer


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  • Editor’s Note: To contact Meghan Burke, call 217-300-1226; email

    The website address is