The Ryerson Students’ Union (RSU) is planning an accessibility audit after the Student Learning Centre (SLC) was criticized for inaccessibility last week.
Lara Wong is a first-year student at Ryerson. She relies on a walker to get around campus. She lives in a Pitman Hall room renovated for her needs, including a roll-in shower.
Wong has carefully planned her route to classes based on accessibility and spent much of her first week on campus mapping it out with her support worker.
Ryerson’s Student Learning Centre (SLC) has received a failing grade by the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) Alliance.
Most of us don’t give a second thought to accessibility in our daily spaces, when in fact, there are often a multitude of barriers for those living with a disability. Even in the arts, which is seemingly inclusive, lack of accessibility is a larger problem than we think.