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Campus-Wide Accessibility in Long-Term Planning and COVID-19 Response

Published July 22, 2020
Presented by J Garofalo, Designer / Access Planner, KMA, LLC | Michelle Maheu, Director for Planning, Design & Construction, Wellesley College | Josh Safdie, Principal, KMA, LLC
Planning Types: Campus Planning

Institutions referenced in this resource:
Wellesley College

How accessible is your campus? How accessible will it be during its COVID-19 operations? Campus-wide accessibility has a profound impact on student experience, yet institutions of higher education often struggle to provide accessible environments. This session will discuss successful strategies for accessibility planning—both long-term and during the COVID-19 pandemic. We'll discuss how to approach COVID-19 social distancing strategies in terms of program and spatial access, and key accessibility requirements to keep in mind when adapting different facilities types (residence halls, dining facilities, classrooms, etc).

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Describe the regulatory landscape, student disability profiles, and typical accessibility issues in higher education.
  2. Outline the framework used to implement a multi-year accessibility plan at one college, including multiple methods for funding accessibility improvements.
  3. List crucial accessibility requirements for COVID-19 re-opening and social distancing strategies.
  4. Identify how your institution can keep accessibility on the front burner, especially in the midst of operational disruption like the COVID-19 pandemic.

Continuing Education Units: AIA LU/HSW 1 Unit (SCUP55C768) | AICP CM 1 Unit

Presented 7/22/2020.

Member Price: $35 USD | Non-member Price: $50 USD
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