Post Tagged with: "accessibility"

Lachemi announces fund to increase accessibility for students

Lachemi announces fund to increase accessibility for students

A new fund that will help Ryerson University increase accessibility for students with disabilities, Aboriginal youth and international students is being set in motion this month. Mohamed Lachemi made the announcement on Friday afternoon after his installation as Ryerson’s ninth president and vice-chancellor. In his speech, Lachemi emphasized a future for Ryerson based on strong, strategic partnerships, innovation and an […]

by David Greenberg· · News
Rye grad, OCAD students help make Uber accessible

Rye grad, OCAD students help make Uber accessible

AccessNow’s Maayan Ziv and the Inclusive Design Research Centre students at OCAD enlightened Uber on challenges faced by people with disabilities.

First-place winners Abil won $5,000 from the DMZ. Left to right: Abid Virani, Misha Mykitiuk, Alwar Pillai, and Graham McLaughlin. (Courtesy Laura Rossi/Ryerson)

Team wins $5,000 in DMZ ‘Hack-cessibility’ competition

One team out of eight walked away with $5,000 in a competition at the DMZ.

Ryerson's gyms will look to accessible gyms like Variety Village for guidance on how to improve access (Rachel Surman/ Ryersonian Staff

Ryerson’s gyms mum on policy meant to help students with disabilities

When Alicia Rowley wants to work out, she needs a friend’s help to lift her wheelchair down the three steps to the entrance of the track at the Ryerson Recreation and Athletics Centre (RAC). From there, the fourth-year Ryerson psychology student can wheel herself around the track with speed and ease. But Rowley, a 22-year-old paraplegic who was born with […]

by Rachel Surman· · News, Top stories
One of the many inaccessible Kerr Hall entrances. (Ryersonian Image Archives)

Ryerson and accessibility don’t go hand-in-hand

For most people, the main problem with Ryerson’s many buildings is that they require stepping outside into winter’s cold. For someone in a wheelchair, the problems go much further. I broke my ankle at school last year, landing me in a wheelchair for four weeks. It broke during a moment of inattention. I missed a step on the stairs, fell […]

by Emma Dillabough· · Opinion, students
Spadina station with accessible gates. 
(Courtesy Steve Chou Photos)

Metrolinx and TTC work to make accessibility gates Presto friendly

Metrolinx and the TTC are in the process of developing technology to make the Presto payment devices work with the accessibility gate in Toronto subway stations. Brian Drew, a senior policy advisor assigned to Presto by the province of Ontario, lead the round table discussion at the Metrolinx annual accessibility public meeting. This year’s meeting at Metro Hall on Nov. […]

(Ryersonian file photo)

RSU opts for paper ballots over online voting

By Victoria Kuglin and Cosette Schulz Next week, students will get the chance to once again elect a governing body for the Ryerson Students’ Union. But there is one difference between RSU elections and elections for other governing student bodies: there is no online voting system. “We’ve found that paper ballots are the most democratic way to vote,” said current […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · News, On Campus, Top stories