Accessibility

Rector candidate talks mending relationship with city at open forum

On Sept. 28, the 38 th rector open forum took place with uncontested candidate Maya Morcos, HealthSci ’24. Continue...

Sole rector candidate talks accessibility and communication

Following a successful nomination period at the first AMS Assembly on Sept. 21, Maya Morcos, Health Sci ’24, is the only candidate running for the 38 th Rector position.Continue...

‘Disabled at Queen’s U’ Instagram shares experiences of students with disabilities

Instagram account @disabledatqueensu students’ experiences with and difficulties using academic accommodations at Queen’s for their physical, mental, intellectual, and sensory impairments.Continue...

Queen’s alumna makes masks for Deaf people and hard of hearing

After masks were made mandatory in all Kingston indoor public spaces on June 26, the community began feeling the need for personal protective equipment that prioritizes accessibility.Continue...

Queen’s promises to prioritize accessibility concerns ahead of online semester

As the University determines the logistics of offering the fall term remotely, it’s keeping the issue of accessibility in the discussion.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...

Arts in Kingston should be accessible to all

Considering it’s 2017 and self driving cars are already a thing, it’s hard to believe how inaccessible things in the world continue to be for people who have a disability like deafness or blindness.Continue...

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