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...

Pregnancy tests should be free at pharmacies

There has recently been heightened media attention on the accessibility of menstrual products for women of lower socioeconomic backgrounds.Continue...

Orientation Week requires more equitable volunteerism

5000 incoming students, 130 Orientation executives, and 1000 Orientation leaders. This is the person-power needed to plan and execute one of Canada’s most extensive student-run university Orientation Weeks.Continue...

Queen’s opens new Albert Street residence

By the end of this week, first-year Queen’s students will be calling the university’s newest residence at 156 Albert Street home.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...

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