The Vera Long building is two stories. The upper floor (front) is accessible directly through the front door with accessible parking in the front (along Pine Top Road). There is one handicap accessible parking spot at the front of the building. The upper floor is also accessible via a ramp on the backside of the building. Most offices are on the main floor, including the main Starr King classroom area (Charles E. Larsen Classroom).
Currently, the easiest route to entry of the lower floor is by doing down the ramp, to the corner, turning uphill and entering the door to the lower level. The lower level is not ideal for those in wheelchairs and for people with disabilities, although we are exploring options to make this more easily accessible.
There is additional handicap accessible parking across the street from the Vera Long building, which would require one to use the ramp off Post Road. This parking may be most ideal for those visiting the lower level of the building (via sidewalk at the corner of Post Road and Pine Top Road).
It is important to us at Starr King to keep pathways clear, and to make sure that there are clear spaces available for people in scooters and wheelchairs.
Equal access to the building for people of all abilities is one of the values and practices that makes it possible for us to be the beloved community we want for all of us.