Library Accessibility, Inclusion and of course Diversity

Sep 13, 2017 by

Back on campus for the start of the 2017-18 academic year, students, faculty and staff will notice a variety of changes that are improving how they move around campus, participate in events and pursue their academic and research endeavors. Over the past year, Syracuse University has made significant progress to enhance accessibility across campus—from academic buildings and residence halls to event programming and technology. The focus on accessibility is the latest step in the University’s long history of advocacy for people with disabilities—both as a worldwide leader with experts in the field and as a place striving to ensure an inclusive community for everyone.

“We are committed to creating a more accessible, inclusive campus,” Chancellor Kent Syverud says. “Every person on campus should feel welcome, supported and empowered as part of our community. That should be reflected in our programs, events and facilities. We will be stronger as a community through our efforts to ensure every person has a place on our campus.”

That idea is a force across campus for making strides in the area of accessibility. Supported and encouraged by the Chancellor’s leadership in this area, various staff members and campus units have been constantly enhancing accessibility and leveling the field for all over the past year—through design, applications, construction, programming and other areas. Students, faculty and staff have been strong advocates for accessibility, working with the University administration.

Substantial steps have been taken through the recommendations of the Chancellor’s Workgroup on Diversity and Inclusion, established in 2015, to help advance accessibility and inclusion throughout campus.

Source: University Continues to Make Critical Improvements to Enhance Accessibility and Inclusion Across Campus – Syracuse University News

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