Laurier is committed to creating a barrier-free environment for persons with disabilities, as well as promoting accessibility and equitable access to services and facilities.
Laurier's campuses offer designated accessible parking spots in most of our visitor and permit lots. These spaces are clearly identified by the Ministry of Transportation symbol on a posted sign and/or marked pavement.
Laurier is committed to welcoming persons with disabilities who are accompanied by a service animal on our campuses as per our 7.2 Animals on Campus policy.
If you're interested in training a service animal, contact firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire about the registration process.
As part of her research and pilot project, Laurier student Hilary Scanlon created a series of rubber floor signs to help people with vision loss decipher between recycling, garbage or compost bins on the Waterloo campus.
Safety, Health, Environment and Risk Management (SHERM) works together with management, employees, students, and the Equity and Accessibility Officer to provide individualized emergency response plans and accessible formats of emergency and fire safety procedures. Specific building fire evacuation plans – including the use of strobe lights attached to the fire alarm system – have detailed instructions for persons who are unable to evacuate, which may include persons with disabilities.
As part of our commitment to creating an inclusive environment, Laurier provides notification of such temporary building/facility service disruptions on our Campus Status page. Laurier recognizes the importance of building an accessible campus, which includes specific features that are more widely used by persons with disabilities. We also recognize that when these features are not operational, it can create significant barriers for persons with disabilities.
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