Accessibility

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...

Academic accommodations aren't academic advantages

As an educator employed at a university, Professor Bruce Pardy has an unusual attitude towards student success. It’s one based on survival of the fittest, or in this case, survival of the those without disabilities.Continue...

Students with special needs need more thoughtful aid

When it comes to finding the best ways to accommodate marginalized students, students with special needs can often be left out of the conversation.Continue...

Living with an invisible disability

For the average Queen’s student, typing or writing notes during class isn’t something they have to stress about. Two years ago, it wouldn’t have been something I stressed about either.Continue...

Replacing textbooks is a bigger change than we might think

Buying textbooks comes at a high cost for students, but the price of more accessible resources is one we may not be willing to pay yet.Continue...

Accessibility audit data to be compiled for winter report

The results of a two-year accessibility audit of campus spaces will be released soon, as the data collection portion of the process is projected for completion by the third week of August.Continue...

Special accommodations shouldn’t require hoops of fire

In the wake of events at York, it’s worth considering whether other universities should review their mental health accommodation policies.Continue...

Campus accessibility audit begins

Queen’s is looking to make its campus more accessible, beginning a two-year accessibility audit launched over Reading Week.Continue...

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