We aim to make our campus accessible by not only eliminating physical barriers that exist, but by also solving access issues in the planning of future development of spaces and buildings on campus.
- Tunnels: All buildings on campus are linked by well-lit tunnels open all day, year round. The tunnel system, which opened in the 1960s and provided access to students with disabilities, is outlined on the interactive Campus Map.
- Residences: There are many options for Carleton students with disabilities who wish to live in residence.
- My Classroom: Connects students and instructors to resources and information about accessibility in each classroom.
- Transportation: An interactive map shows where paraTranspo buses can be accessed.
Our Assistive Technology Centres consist of the following:
- Paul Menton Centre Assistive Learning Lab: Computer workstations with 22″ monitors and assistive software such as text-to-speech, speech recognition, JAWS, nvda, and mind-mapping.
- MacOdrum Library’s New Sun Joy Maclaren Adaptive Technology Centre: A range of assistive equipment, facilities, and services, including six workstations with assistive screen-reading and voice-recognition software.
- Wayfinding Pilot: A pilot project (completed in Spring 2019) that uses cell phone apps, a colour-coded wayfinding system and beacons to provide directions in our tunnels.
- Research, Education, Accessibility, Design and Innovation (READi): Training for graduate students to consider accessibility across disciplines and apply it to their research. Five case studies are available.