The Access Lounge is a space on campus dedicated to students who are disabled by barriers. This space is for those students to study, hang out or complete course work. The Lounge offers; Power operated doors, powered window blinds, dimmable lights, a height adjustable desk, computer with adaptive software, a sofa, and a kettle for tea/coffee.
Location: Mezzanine Level, Bulman Student Centre
Hours: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
To book the space:
- Book it via calling: (204) 789-4244
- Book it via Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
During the last year the Access Lounge Coordinator has been making efforts to have some virtual programming; Hosting collective meetings, promoting social media pages as well as having a movie night. Please contact us if you would like to know about future events or have any suggestions.
The Access Lounge was initiated by the 2016/17 UWSA Accessibility Director, who worked with the board of directors, executive team and UWSA, along with U of W staff, to develop a consultation process for students to give their input. Today, the Access Lounge reflects the needs and wants from students who gave their input during our consultations sessions or through our online survey.
This project was completed with the support of the Disability Justice Collective (formerly UWSAccess), a student group working to bring together, advocate for and support students with disabilities/disabled students/mad students/students who are mentally ill/ neurodivergent students. Students with self declared disabilities are welcome and there is no need to be registered with Accessibility services. This is a space for students with disabilities, but those who give support to members, and are allies, are welcome.
E-mail Access Lounge Coordinator, James Vargscarr at email@example.com.
If you want to let us know of an accessibility-related incident on campus, please fill out this form here: Accessibility Incident Report Form
The Access Lounge is an evolving space. We want the space to reflect the needs and wants of whoever uses it.