Florida State University is marking the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act by expanding its efforts to provide an accessible environment for individuals with disabilities.
The university launched a new campus accessibility map to provide those with disabilities assistance in locating the best accessible routes within the main campus.
“Florida State University is committed to providing an accessible and inclusive environment for students, faculty, staff and all visitors to our campus,” said President John Thrasher. “This new map is another way to ensure people with disabilities know they are welcome and valued here.”
The map highlights the best paths from the available accessible parking spaces to the accessible building entrances and the entrances that include an automatic door opener. Elevator locations and curb cutouts are also noted on the map.
“This is a great resource for anyone with a disability that will help ease the stress of navigating such a large campus,” said Amber Wagner, associate director of human resources and FSU’s ADA coordinator.
The map is now available on the Facilities Design and Construction website at: https://www.facilities.fsu.edu/depts/designConstr/showAccessibility.php.
In the coming weeks, the map will also be available through links on the Student Disability Resource Center, Human Resources and Transportation websites.The university is in the process of printing a brochure of the map for distribution to the campus community, and is planning to make the map available through FSU’s smartphone application.
The Americans with Disabilities Act, which was signed into law on July 26, 1990, provides that no qualified individual with a disability be denied access to or participation in services, programs, and activities at Florida State University. This act applies to virtually all aspects of campus activities, including employment, student programming, and services provided to the community at large.