This technology and others made Girma’s experience at the law school more seamless than it otherwise would have been. And she points out that the issue of technology—and whether or not schools make it easily available to disabled students—is at the legal frontier of disability rights. “Schools are using more and more technology, which is great,” she says. “The problem is, sometimes they’re not thinking about access for students with disabilities. Accessibility is not the cherry on top of the sundae—it should really be something you think about from the start.”
This intersection of law, education and civil rights is exactly where Girma wants to build her career.