More Than A Door
Launched on November 17, 2020.
A door may just be a door to you but for a student who uses mobility aids, it is much more than that. From classrooms and labs to washrooms and common areas, accessible doors are pathways to independence that makes education accessible to students with disabilities.
This campaign aims to assess the accessibility needs and limitations that students who use mobility aids face on campus, research the issue, raise awareness, and present a final report with recommendations to University administration.
While working in collaboration with the University of Winnipeg, we hope to increase the number of accessible doors on campus and limit the challenges students with disabilities face on campus. The target number will be determined by survey results.
If you are a UWinnipeg student or alumni with a physical disability, please complete this short survey here: More Than A Door Survey
Missed the launch? Check out a summary below!
About our Organizer:
Sarah Anderson: UWSA Accessibility Director
Sarah Anderson is a third-year Education student and an active advocate for the disability community. A wheelchair user herself, she has been an ambassador for several disability organizations with whom she promoted accessibility and inclusion through speaking and writing. Sarah believes students with disabilities are valuable members of the UWinnipeg community. Over her two years with the UWSA, she has focussed on addressing physical and attitudinal barriers and partnering with student and disability organizations to make career services and grant opportunities accessible. Her most recent endeavor is the ‘More Than a Door’ campaign, advocating for more automatic doors on campus. Sarah looks forward to listening to students with disabilities and continuing to enrich their UWinnipeg experience!
For information on the campaign, please contact our Accessibility Director, Sarah Anderson, at firstname.lastname@example.org.