Old project name: ADA Transition Plan
New Project name: ADA Transition Plan and 2017 Supplement
The American with Disabilities Act (ADA) identifies facility requirements to meet the needs of persons with disabilities. This University has a very strong history of support for persons with disabilities, and that is reflected in many of the campus facilities. One example is the new Tim Nugent residence hall with the Beckwith program in Ikenberry Commons.
The University follows the ADA Transition Plan for Achieving Program Accessibility (1992) and ADA Transition Plan Supplement (publsihed in 2017) for the Public Right-of-Way. Sidewalks, construction zones, and buildings are designed to meet ADA code requirements and follow the ADA Transition Plan Supplement.
Facilities & Services (F&S), in collaboration with Disability Resources and Educational Services (DRES) and University Housing, worked on a project in 2017 to identify the deficiencies on campus sidewalk pavement and building entrances. The report from this study prioritized the campus pavement into
Priority 1 Areas: Priority 1 areas are a compilation of residence halls and academic facilities that are most frequently visited and used by disabled persons on campus. Priority 1 areas were determined by input from DRES and University Housing. These locations are based on a review of current housing and transportation needs of the disabled community and include such locations as McKinley Health Center, Ikenberry Commons, Daniels Hall, DRES and the Activities and Recreation Center (ARC).
Priority 2 Areas: Priority 2 Areas are campus facilities that are frequently used by the campus community and general public. High use public facilities are considered priority locations. This category includes all buildings on the main quadrangle, the Armory, Library, Undergraduate Library and Campus Recreation Center East (CRCE).
Priority 3 Areas: Priority 3 Areas are facilities with lecture halls that have a 200 or greater seating capacity and/or student contact hour count that are not included in priority 1 and 2 areas.
The vast majority of sidewalks on campus are already ADA code compliant, so this report identified the locations lacking proper facilities and prioritize those locations for correction.
View the full document of the current version of the ADA Transition Plan and the ADA Transition Plan 2017 Supplement.