Built Environment Standard
The Built Environment aspect of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 will be achieved through two mechanisms: the Design of Public Spaces Standard (within the Integrated Accessibility Standards Regulations) and through amending the Ontario Building Code Act, 1990 (“Building Code”).
The Design of Public Spaces Standard applies to public spaces, like outdoor eating areas and accessible parking, whereas the amendments to the Building Code cover the elements of buildings. In both cases, the changes apply only to new or extensively renovated buildings, with some exceptions.
The Design of Public Spaces Standard came into effect for universities and other designated public sector organizations 1 January 2016, whilst the Building Code amendments came into effect 1 January 2015.
We will incorporate accessibility features/consider accessibility for people with disabilities when designing, procuring or acquiring self-service kiosks.
Some useful links can be found below:
Illustrated Technical Guide to the Accessibility Standards Design of Public Spaces Standard, Global Alliance on Accessible Technologies and Environment http://gaates.org/
Laurentian University is committed to providing the safest possible environment for faculty, staff, students and visitors.
When a fire alarm sounds, it is mandatory that all University buildings be evacuated. Please refer to the Emergency Response for Individuals with Disabilities. http://126.96.36.199/webfm_send/2010
Notice of Disruption of Services
When there is a disruption in a particular facility or service used to allow a person with a disability to access goods, services or facilities (e.g. ramps, elevators, push-button doors) Laurentian University will promptly give notice of the disruption to the public by posting the reason for the disruption, the anticipated duration of the disruption, and a description of alternative facilities or services that may be available.
This posting will be in a conspicuous place on the premises of Laurentian University, or by other reasonable methods in the circumstances and when appropriate, communicated to the Laurentian community via email communications.
Any questions regarding disruption in a facility can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Visiting our Campuses?
Laurentian University is dedicated to providing accessible parking spaces located at various points throughout both the Main Campus and the McEwen School of Architecture. For more information about barrier free parking on our campuses, please contact Parking Services:
- W-120, West Residence
- 935 Ramsey Lake Road
- Sudbury, ON P3E 2C6
- Telephone: 705-675-1151 ext. 1545
- Fax: 706-675-4809
- Email: email@example.com