Helping to make the campus accessible requires the vigilance of students, faculty and staff, say the organizers of a campaign to keep Facility Services informed as issues arise.
If You See It, Report It is a project of the University’s Accessible Customer Service Committee. The awareness campaign calls on members of the community to report conditions that may present barriers to accessibility, such as out-of-service elevators, non-functioning door actuators, or bicycles locked to wheelchair ramps.
“The goal is to engage the entire campus community in being the eyes for accessibility,” says committee chair Beth Oakley, director of the Student Success Centre. “Everyone benefits when issues are reported promptly to minimize delays associated with building and grounds issues that may arise.”
Residence Life team leader Sandra Davis serves on the committee. She says the campaign encourages students to be respectful and compassionate citizens.
“We’re hoping to empower our students to be aware of their surroundings and mindful of how things can impact their friends, peers and fellow students,” she says.
To report an issue, phone maintenance dispatch at 519-253-3000, ext. 2850, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.