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...

At first Trustees meeting, principal pledges to restructure office for accessibility

The Board of Trustees gathered for its first meeting of the 2019-20 academic year on Sept. 27—marking Principal Patrick Deane’s first official appearance in front of the Board since he assumed his office on July 1.Continue...

Living with a service dog at Queen's

“Well, what’s your problem?” Phoenix Wilkie Yu (Sci ’21), a third-year student who lives with a service dog, was asked the question on a crowded city bus. Her service dog, Onyx, had just been kicked by a young child. When Yu asked the child’s mother to stop her daughter from doing it again, she was met with anger, rather than compassion.Continue...

No longer ‘treading water,’ AMS Food Bank goes digital

For the first time since opening in 1996, the AMS food bank has eliminated a paper trail of patron identities, switching to a digital system and no longer recording student numbers.Continue...

Invisible disabilities slip through the cracks

When Kaitlyn MacDonald entered Landmark Cinemas in Kingston this summer, she started to cry.Continue...

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