Kerri Morgan Case Study

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Demographic
Kerri Morgan is a forty-three-year-old woman who lives in St. Louis, Missouri. Kerri was born in New York, and at a young age her family relocated to St. Louis. St. Louis is unique, for the reason that it has the Special School system. Upon arrival, Kerri’s parents fought hard to have her attend a mainstream school. In the end, her parents won the battle and Kerri attended a mainstream school throughout her primary and secondary education. After high school, Kerri traveled away to college to Texas Christian University, where she received a bachelor’s degree in psychology. Then she received a Master’s degree in occupational therapy from Washington University. Later on, she pursued a PhD in movement science from Washington University. Currently, she is an assistant professor in the occupational therapy program at her alma mater, Washington University. She teaches an introductory course on assistive technology, along with mentoring students and conducting research. Kerri lives in a home in St. Louis with her wife Morgan and service dog Twix.
Disability
Kerri was diagnosed with transverse myelitis at the age
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Louis. Kerri has lived in St. Louis most of her life, so she a comprehensive understanding of accessibility within the city. Although St. Louis is an accommodating city, there are still problem areas. Katie Bannister spoke to our class about advocating for accessibility and her experience with local restaurants. The qualifications for an accessible building and the practical use can be extremely different. Although restaurants or movie theaters may have ramps, they need to be at a low degree angle and have wide turn spaces. of this may be two different paths. In college Kerri studied abroad in London, England and she stated that theaters were not accessible. Although some theaters allowed access others denied access. As a result, her ability to watch theater was negatively

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