The Accessibility Commission, which started as a Task Force in 2010, has made great efforts towards making Clemson University a more accessible place. Here are the 5 accomplishments we’ve made since 2010.
In 2010, the Commission (then Task Force) began implementing a 5 year, $2 million dollar plan to improve physical access on campus. This led to:
In addition to the $2 million dollar plan, the Commission has also been involved in:
And more improvements are still to come! In fact, right now, there is a campus sidewalk slope survey being conducted on the center of campus that will be used to prioritize future improvements and will hopefully be used as the basis for a publicly available interactive map of accessible routes.
In addition to building access, the commission has worked to improve the accessibility inside buildings, including bathrooms and Wellness Rooms. The buildings with improved accessible bathrooms are:
And more bathrooms are being worked on.
In addition to the bathroom improvements, Clemson has more Wellness Rooms than before. Wellness Rooms are rooms that can be used for lactation, medical self-treatment (example: diabetic shots), and more. These rooms are located in Sullivan Center (2 rooms), Cooper Library, Littlejohn Coliseum, Advanced Materials Research Lab (AMRL), Poole Agriculture Center and Watt Family Innovation Center.
In addition to the parking lots mentioned in the first section, the Commission has worked with the Parking and Transportation office to add more means for getting around the campus and community. Starting in Fall 2016, the office of Parking and Transportation started offering:
The Accessibility Commission has also worked to improve event accessibility and has provided some accessibility related events.
Clemson University still has a long way to go in the realm of digital accessibility, but here are some of the recent accomplishments made by members of the Commission:
Also in the works are the development of additional guides and the development of the University’s Web Accessibility Policy!