Framework

  • Indoor and outdoor pathways of each building and libraries should be clear, safe, and barrier-free.
  • Elevators, water fountains, and public areas (i.e. circulation desk, reference or information desk, stacks, etc.) accessible to individuals with disabilities.
  • Review immediate access to the physical space within the library, as well as transporting to and from each facility on campus to visit the library.
  • The library entrance/exit to be clear and wide enough for wheelchair users.
  • Signage and wayfinding to help users navigate through library facilities
  • Student halls specially adapted for people with disabilities.
  • Provision of a university bus that is accessible for students with mobility disabilities.
  • Creation of a detailed online map that demonstrates accessible areas, including easy access entrances, push-button or keypad automatic doors, and barrier-free routes to different access points of each library facility.
  • More space for self-study on campus, computer centres, more private study areas whether in the library or individual departments.
  • Restructuring of the physical environment and the creation of accessible facilities.
  • Gender inclusive-bathrooms.
  • Facilities fully equipped to accommodate every user.
  • At least one larger wheelchair accessible compartment for easier access in restrooms.
  • Proper signage, stalls with dual grab bars, and accessible fixtures in restrooms.
  • Workstation with an identifying AA (AccessAbility) sticker, and the following three software programs: JAWS (screen reader), ZoomText (screen reader, enlarges text), and Kurzweil (educational technology designed for learning disabilities).