UPEI student raises concerns about on-campus accessibility

A University of Prince Edward Island student is voicing concerns regarding campus accessibility. Antwaun Rolle–a political science student who uses a wheelchair–told Saltwire and CBC that most of the campus is difficult for him to access without help from others, citing examples such as an elevator, a steep entrance ramp, and several rooms and offices. While Rolle is graduating soon, he stated that he is concerned about these shortcomings for future UPEI students with disabilities. “I want people to see that we might say an area’s accessible, but it might not be as accessible as you think,” he said. UPEI noted in a statement that it has already begun to implement improvements based on the findings of an accessibility audit that was conducted in 2019.

CBC | Saltwire (Acct Req)