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Mackintosh-Cory Hall elevator work extended

Mackintosh-Cory Hall elevator work extended

Friday August 12, 2016

Due to additional unforeseen circumstances, work associated with the modernization of the Mackintosh-Cory Hall north passenger elevator (EL1641) will continue through the week of Aug. 22-26. A separate notice will be issued in the event that this equipment is restored to service earlier than currently forecasted.

Building occupants and visitors to Mackintosh-Corry Hall may access to the upper levels of the building via the south passenger elevator (EL1643) as well as interior building links from Dunning Hall, Macdonald Hall, and Robert Sutherland Hall - see Campus Accessibility Guide – Mackintosh-Corry Hall for details. In addition, wayfinding signs are posted to assist occupants and visitors in locating the nearest available elevator or accessible link.

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Concrete-removal work near Chown Hall

Concrete-removal work near Chown Hall

Wednesday August 10, 2016

A contractor, working on behalf of Physical Plant Services, will be breaking/removing a large section of concrete located on the east side of Chown Hall between Aug. 10-19 (weather permitting). The scope of work includes laying new sod and the creation of a new sidewalk. There may be intermittent noise disruptions while this work is in progress.

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Accessibility Café - Queen’s Facilities Accessibility Design Standards (QFADS) April 25th

Accessibility Café - Queen’s Facilities Accessibility Design Standards (QFADS)

door with accessible signage and automatic door openerWhen: Monday, April 25th, 2016 1:00pm-2:30pm

Where: Robert Sutherland Hall, Room 202

With: Campus Planning and Development and Bob Topping, Architect

Refreshments will be served.

Help us create Queen’s Facility Accessibility Design Standard (QFADS). Join us and bring your ideas to a stakeholder consultation to develop a leading-edge QFADS.

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Accessibility Cafe with David Lepofsky Jan 22

Accessibility Cafe relaunches January 22, 2016 with David Lepofsky

Head shot of David LepofskyPresented by: Accessibility Queen’s and the Equity Office.

When: Friday January 22, 2016 1:00pm-3:00pm

Where: Robert Sutherland Hall, Room 202

Would you like to help over 1.8 million Ontarians with disabilities tear down the many accessibility barriers that impede them from getting full access to jobs, public transit, education and all that Ontario has to offer its residents? We encourage all to attend. This Café is open to the general public and all in the Queen’s community (students, staff, and faculty). We want you to come, whether you have a disability, or know someone who has a disability, or could get a disability later in life. That includes everyone!

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Application and Implementation of Accessibility Principles at Queen’s University

OPIRG is excited to announce our first research grant of the 2015-2016

Ontario Public Interest Research Group – Kingston (OPIRG) is excited to announce our first research grant of the 2015-2016 academic year: Application and Implementation of Accessibility Principles at Queen’s University.

This grant, eligible to Queen’s University students, seeks to fund research that examines how, we as a campus, understand accessibility and how we do, or don’t, practice an accessibility politic.

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The 3rd Annual Adaptive Curling Tournament - Saturday April 18th

The 3rd Annual Adaptive Curling Tournament

flyer for curling eventThe 3rd Annual Adaptive Curling Tournament is occurring on Saturday April 18th, at the Kingston Curling Club, and is a key fundraiser for Revved Up. This is a very exciting day and we hope you can become a part of it! We believe that this event will increase awareness for sports and disability, and will inspire people to become more involved in promoting accessibility and inclusivity within the community. 

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Queen's launches accessibility training suite

Queen's launches accessibility training suite

By Craig Leroux, Senior Communications Officer

A newly launched accessibility training suite gives the Queen’s community easy access to the training they require under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). The training provides information about everyone’s responsibilities under the legislation and illustrates ways to incorporate the principles of accessibility into the services Queen’s provides.

The training suite was developed by the Equity Office with guidance from the Education, Training, and Awareness Working Group under the Queen’s Accessibility Framework. It consists of four modules:

  • Accessible Customer Service outlines the principles of accessibility when communicating and interacting with persons with disabilities.
  • Human Rights 101 outlines the university’s disability-related obligations under the Ontario Human Rights Code.
  • Access Forward provides an understanding of the standards in the Integrated Accessibility Standards Regulation.
  • Accessible Instruction for Educators communicates information about making the classroom learning experience accessible to all.
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