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AVERETT RENOVATING ENTRANCES TO BUILDINGS
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AVERETT RENOVATING ENTRANCES TO BUILDINGS

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Averett College in Danville, Va., is making renovations to Pritchett Auditorium and Blount Library to allow access to the physically handicapped.

The college is building permanent ramps that will allow students and visitors confined to wheelchairs to enter or exit these buildings without special assistance.Like many other well-established colleges and institutions, Averett has a number of buildings that were constructed before attention was given to the special needs of the handicapped.

The newer buildings on campus, such as Frith Hall where the majority of classes take place, were built with consideration for the special needs created by a variety of handicaps. The entrance to the building has no steps to negotiate, and the centrally located elevator can be operated while seated and has markings in braille.

Averett College is committed to making its services and functions available to the handicapped, said Averett president Frank Campbell.

``We want to make it possible for handicapped persons to have access to all facilities at Averett College - both academic and social,' he said. ``We will do everything possible to make it a reality.'

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