KPU, NIC take steps to increase accessibility


Kwantlen Polytechnic University and North Island College both recently announced new accessibility plans to improve their campuses, in keeping with provincial government requirements. KPU’s Accessibility Plan addresses barriers and makes recommendations as to how the institution can enhance accessibility, equity, and inclusion. The proposed changes include the implementation of ramps, automatic doors, gender neutral changing stations, and free menstrual products in all washrooms. NIC’s action plan outlines its Year 1 goals: Identifying barriers to accessibility, reviewing and improving medical accommodation processes for employees, increasing awareness about resources, and providing community members with a mechanism for submitting feedback.