Built environment accessibility audit, largest in Manitoba history

Jul 26th, 2017 1:41 PM

University of Manitoba in early stages of campus-wide assessment to identify physical accessibility barriers

Winnipeg, July 26, 2017 - Adaptability Canada is undertaking a campus-wide audit of the University of Manitoba’s built environment to identify accessibility barriers. The project involves over 100 buildings and 560,000+ sq. metres of space. It is part of the university’s response to the Accessibility for Manitobans Act (AMA) and its ongoing  commitment to fostering and providing an accessible environment.

The goal is to gather and assess data about the physical surroundings for potential barriers to accessibility. Audit recommendations will steer the development of future projects to ensure an accessible campus for all.

Auditors from the Adaptability Canada Corporation will visit interior and exterior spaces, equivalent to over 70 CFL football fields, at the Fort Garry and Bannatyne campuses and William Norrie Centre over the next two months. The Adaptability Canada team will be working closely with Physical Plant-Architectural and Engineering Services at the U of M.

Jeff Wilson, founder of Adaptability Canada, observed, “It is a pleasure working with an organization like the U of M, which is committed to delivering high levels of accessibility to students, staff, and community members using the facilities.”

For further information about Adaptability Canada, please contact Deidre Guy at 647-606-8382 or dguy@adaptabilitycanada.com .

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