UNBC Launches Accessibility Feedback Mechanism

Ice covers a sidewalk in early December. The sidewalk is partially covered with a light but icy coating of snow. A pile of snow can be seen int he middle of the sidewalk where maintenance ended.
Snow is a major accessibility barrier in Prince George. UNBC has launched a Accessibility Feedback Mechanism this week, a portal where people can identify accessibility issues and potential solutions. Photo credit: Ian Gregg
Ian Gregg - CFUR - Prince GeorgeBC | 06-12-2023
Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin
Share on pinterest
Share on email
Share on print

The University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC) has launched a new tool to identify barriers to accessibility on its campus.

The new  Accessibility Form was timed to coincide with Indigenous Disability Awareness Month in November, and International Day of Persons with Disabilities on Sunday December 3rd.

With this feedback mechanism in place, the University will be better able to identify what barriers people are experiencing across campus, it’s also a portal where people can identify potential solutions to these issues.

Within the form, there are five categories that accessibility barriers fall under -- attitudinal; organizational or systemic; architectural or physical; information or communications; and technological.

CFUR News talked to Mindy Gobbi, an Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Specialist; and Jean Bowen, an Access Coordinator at the Access Resource Centre. They both sit on UNBC’s Accessibility Committee and participated in the development of the feedback mechanism.