Frustrated with the official handling, some people in the disability community organized their own emergency response efforts during recent blackouts.
Hundreds of Twitter users accused the city of telling residents with disabilities to fend for themselves during the outage. Berkeley says that doesn't reflect what's happening on the ground.
The facility has features designed for students with disabilities, non-gender-conforming students and others who want more privacy in the locker room.
Service providers from Easy Does It, which works with Berkeley residents in wheelchairs, recalled the harrowing morning.
'Hale' is a new short documentary film about Hale Zukas, diagnosed with cerebral palsy as a child, who helped make Berkeley the birthplace of the disability rights movement.
Berkeley residents with disabilities, including an increasing number of homeless people, rely on Easy Does It's emergency services, including its unusual wheelchair repair program.
Disability rights attorneys have sued BUSD, contending that the district fails to accommodate students with reading disorders.
On Ed Roberts Day, we talk to his mother, Zona Roberts, a fierce advocate for her son as well as disability rights more broadly.