University of Manitoba Begins Largest Built Environment Accessibility Audit
Americas, August 4 2017
Aligning with the Accessibility for Manitobans Act (AMA) and the University of Manitoba’s commitment to fostering and providing an accessible environment, the University will be embarking on a campus-wide audit of the built environment to identify accessibility barriers. This is in preparation for the fourth accessibility standard of the AMA, to be implemented around 2023 (another standard is rolled out every two years and public and private sectors have one and two years, respectively, to comply).
Auditors from Adaptability Canada Corporation will visit interior and exterior spaces at the Fort Garry and Bannatyne Campuses and William Norrie Centre over the next two months, facilitated with guidance from Physical Plant-Architectural and Engineering Services.
The goal is to assess and gather data about our physical surroundings for potential barriers. Recommendations from this work will steer the development of future projects to ensure an accessible campus for all.
Auditors will be identifiable by University issued identification cards that state their name, and the project they are part of; they will also carry a letter of intent outlining the project scope.
For a detailed schedule as to when the audit team will be in your building, visit the Physical Plant website, where an up-to-date schedule will be maintained.