Accessibility Upgrades

UBC Okanagan was recently awarded approximately $60K in grants by the Rick Hansen Foundation. An Accessibility Committee is soon to be formed.

 

The following accessibility upgrades will be completed using the awarded grant money.

EME

Painting contrasting colours to specific walls in corridors with highly reflective flooring
Purchase and installation of constrasting interior elevator panels
Purchase 40 kickplates for common doors

Upper Campus Health

Purchase 2 back supports for accessible stall tankless toilets in the multi-stall washrooms
Purchase 2 sanitary disposal units for men’s washrooms
Purchase 2 gender neutral signs with braille and pictograms
Purchase 1 grab bar for urinal
Purchase 10 kickplates for common doors
Purchase 2 “D” handles for interior of the stand alone washroom doors
Installation of truncated tactile dome at the top of teh stairs on the second level
Powered operator equipment, installation of electrical materials
Powered operator equipment, installation, electrical materials, and required Salto access control integration

Fipke

Purchase 12 back supports for accessible stall tankless toilets in the multi-stall washrooms
20 glass exterior doors

UNC

Purchase 8 back supports for accessible stall tankless toilets in the multi-stall washrooms
16 glass exterior doors window glazing
Purchase and install 3 constrasting exterior operator door buttons and surround
Material expense with labour supplied inhouse to modify existing food prep station to provide accessible height microwave and safe food handling surface

ARTS

Purchase and install 8 back supports for accessible stalls tankless toilets
Purchase and install 3 grab bars
Provide 10 accessible classroom tables with rounded corners and locking wheels for 6 lecture theatres