All welcome at accessibility community consultation
Accessibility affects all of us. If you missed previous opportunities to provide feedback on accessibility, accommodation or barriers to accessibility at the University of Manitoba, you’re invited to share your feedback at the Accessibility Community Consultation, which takes place October 19 and 21, at the Fort Garry and Bannatyne campuses respectively.
The University of Manitoba is committed to creating an inclusive and accessible community for all faculty, students and staff. We fully support the Accessibility for Manitobans Act (AMA), which became law in December 2013. We have developed some accessible programming to ensure that everyone can enjoy our campuses and what the university has to offer.
We will consider all suggestions and identify ways we can improve our organization, building upon our goals as identified in the U of M’s strategic plan, of providing accessibility and reasonable accommodation.
The AMA will be implemented over time and includes five main standards with individual timeframes, to be addressed in order: customer service, employment, information and communication, transportations and built environment.
Discussions, feedback and audits will aid in collecting the information needed to complete the accessibility audit, and will inform the University of Manitoba’s first accessibility plan, required by law to be completed in December 2016.
Accessibility Community Consultation
Oct 19, Fort Garry: 543/544 University Centre 12 to 1 p.m.
Oct 21, Bannatyne Campus : Brodie Atrium 12 to 1 p.m.
The University of Manitoba is committed to accessibility for persons with disabilities. If you have any particular accommodation requirements, contact in advance: Jackie Gruber <Jackie [dot] Gruber [at] umanitoba [dot] ca>
For further information about accessibility at the U of M, go to: http://news.umanitoba.ca/the-accessibility-for-manitobans-act-at-the-u-of-m/
Read more here: news.umanitoba.ca/planning-for-accessibility-beyond-the-law/
and here: news.umanitoba.ca/planning-for-accessibility-resources/
Also see more on the Accessibility for Manitobans Act (AMA)