Accessibility

Accessibility progress slow at Queen’s

When Andrew Ashby went to give a talk on accessibility in Jeffrey Hall last year, he couldn’t enter the lecture hall in his wheelchair.Continue...

Campus barriers unacceptable

When it comes to accessibility, the bare minimum isn’t enough.Continue...

Living beyond their limitations

In her mid-twenties, Patricia Rae’s mobility was given an expiry date.Continue...

Queen’s aims for accessible campus

Two years after the approval of Queen’s accessibility framework, the University continues to strive towards a more accessible campus.Continue...

Accommodations a priority during Frosh Week

The Orientation Roundtable has provided Frosh Week leaders with additional training in the hopes that they will be better prepared to deal with accessibility issues.Continue...

CFRC needs a lift

CFRC volunteer Louise Bark has been unable to access the radio station’s space, in the basement of Carruthers Hall. Bark uses a wheelchair and
previously entered the offices with help from her colleagues, who would help her down the stairs in a manual wheelchair.Continue...

ASUS launches textbook service

ASUS launched its new textbook service in January. The service allows students to sell and drop off secondhand textbooks, with ASUS working as a “consignment” by taking five per cent of textbook sales commissions to cover transactional fees.Continue...

Eliminating the accessibility of education cultivated in the pandemic is ableist

Getting out of our bedrooms and back to the classroom is a welcome transition for many—but not everyone. As restrictions ease, forcing classes to become strictly in-person is undoing the levels of accessibility developed during COVID-19.Continue...

Physical accessibility on Queen’s campus

“I doubted if I could survive living here [...] after my first week of Orientation.”Continue...

QSAS’s new accommodations don’t effectively accommodate students

For students with mental illness diagnoses, it’s particularly important to attend an institution with systems in place to ensure one’s academic success.

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