Upgrades and improvements coming to UPEI to improve accessibility
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.