Post Tagged with: "accessibility"

Commuters board the subway train at Warden Station on Nov. 20. (Photo by Jenny Zhen)

TTC to increase accessibility

The Toronto Transit Commission is endorsing a plan to standardize subway platforms to make it safer for passengers with mobility issues.

by Jenny Zhen· · News, Off Campus
The SLC's main entrance is barely accessible, with a tucked away ramp and elevator. (Photo by Brooke Taylor)

New audit on campus accessibility

The Ryerson Students’ Union (RSU) is planning an accessibility audit after the Student Learning Centre (SLC) was criticized for inaccessibility last week.

by Brooke Taylor· · accessibility, News, On Campus

Ryerson falls behind on accessibility

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.

by Brooke Taylor· · accessibility, Features, On Campus
A recent video from AODA Alliance slams the Student Learning Centre building for failing to meet accessibility standards. (Photo by Jenny Zhen)

SLC accessibility under fire again

Ryerson’s Student Learning Centre (SLC) has received a failing grade by the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) Alliance.

by Ryersonian Staff· · accessibility, News, On Campus
Casandra Fulwood, co-ordinator of the Racialised Students' Collective. (Photo by Milca Kuflu)

Mental health services need more diversity

Ryerson’s Health and Wellness Centre has been a vital resource for students battling mental health issues, but its lack of diversity has many students of colour feeling left behind.

The hued racial composition on campus is hard to miss. Walk along Gould Street on a busy afternoon and you’ll see a true reflection of Toronto’s fast-growing ethno-cultural community, which now makes up almost half of the city’s population.

by Milca Kuflu· · Health, News, On Campus
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