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Development of McMaster University’s Barrier Free Design

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The University encourages you to participate in the development of McMaster
University’s Barrier Free Design Standard.


a 10-minute anonymous survey, participants will be asked about improvements
that could be made across campus buildings and infrastructure to make them more
accessible. This includes physical spaces, technology used in campus buildings,
and transportation to and from campus.


with input from staff, faculty and students from across McMaster, this work is
part of McMaster’s efforts to make all of our properties more inclusive and
fully accessible to ensure everyone, including those with disabilities, can
access all of what McMaster has to offer. The Standard will determine how
McMaster will apply Universal Design strategies so students, staff, faculty,
and the overall campus community can confidently navigate our campuses
independently. This document will support and enhance the accessibility
requirements of the Ontario Building Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disability Act (AODA),
including its future post-secondary education accessibility standard.


In this phase of engagement, we want to ensure that we capture as much input as possible to inform the final Barrier Free Design
Standards and learn about our community’s priorities for accessibility.  


Click here
to take the survey.


More about McMaster’s Barrier Free Design Standard

The Barrier Free Design Standard builds on the momentum of various barrier-free initiatives undertaken over the past 15 years. Most recently, the McMaster University Barrier Free Design Standard Committee was formed in 2020 to develop the University’s Barrier Free Design Standard.


The Committee is aided by two consulting firms, Level Playing Field and Intelligent Futures, to lead the engagement and development of this Standard. All engagement feedback, including the survey feedback, will be collected and analyzed by Intelligent Futures for incorporation into the final Standard.


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