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FutureSTATE 2015 Progress Reports
STRENGTHEN PRIDE AND INVOLVEMENT
Initiative: Continue to improve campus accessibility for students, faculty, staff and visitors with disabilities, including improved access to technology and electronic information.
Achievements of the past year:
Comprehensive sidewalk upgrade has been completed. OP 91.353 requires all events open to the public to insure accessibility, including interpreters for the deaf. All new construction met ADA standards and MSU standards. All computer labs were surveyed to insure accessibility and will be upgraded as technology advances.
Goals for the next year:
Provide excellent services to the MSU disabled community by adding more resources for the Office of Disabled Student Services. Continue to meet the intent and letter of the ADA standard in all new construction and renovation. Establish advisory group comprised of students and employees with disabilities to provide input regarding campus accessibility.
Constraints to full implementation of this initiative:
There are no constraints that limit the University's ability to consistently uphold the ADA requirements and policies regarding accommodations. However, required structural modification will require adequate funding.
Proposed modification of this initiative:
Overall assessment of the status of the initiative or other comments:
When viewed in its entirety, MSU campus is accessible and welcoming to students and staff. We have an Office of Disabled Student Services that provides excellent services to disabled students. Our Director of Physical Facilities is well versed and committed to following the intent and letter of the ADA regulations. Our Information Technology Office is a willing and able partner in providing electronic access for the disabled.