Up­grades and im­prove­ments com­ing to UPEI to im­prove ac­ces­si­bil­ity

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - THE ISLAND -

UPEI is try­ing to break down bar­ri­ers.

The univer­sity an­nounced it has re­ceived $30,000 in fund­ing to im­prove ac­cess for peo­ple with dis­abil­i­ties in 10 of its build­ings on cam­pus.

The grant was is­sued through the Rick Hansen Foun­da­tion’s Ac­cess4All Pro­gram, a Canada 150 sig­na­ture ini­tia­tive.

The foun­da­tion in­vited schools and com­mu­nity groups to learn more about ac­ces­si­bil­ity, iden­tify bar­ri­ers and ap­ply for grants of up to $30,000 to un­der­take and cel­e­brate ac­ces­si­bil­ity in­fra­struc­ture im­prove­ments in pub­lic places and spa­ces.

This grant will fund a buster project that bar­rier will see 10 build­ing at UPEI re­ceive in­fras­truc­tural ac­ces­si­bil­ity up­grades. De­tails on the up­grades and im­prove­ments will be an­nounced in the fall.

While about 500 stu­dents are reg­is­tered with UPEI Ac­ces­si­bil­ity Ser­vices, the up­grades and im­prove­ments to the cam­pus will im­pact and ben­e­fit the en­tire com­mu­nity.

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