Accessibility Hub

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Supports and Services for Faculty and Staff with Disabilities

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Queen’s University is committed to building a campus community that is inclusive for all individuals, and ensuring that its services, supports and spaces are accessible for persons with disabilities.

We are a community that works together to create an environment where everyone has a full and enriching Queen’s experience.

Successful learning, living, and employment outcomes are the result of a shared responsibility and commitment on the part of students, staff, faculty, and senior administrators towards removing and preventing barriers to participation.

The Accessibility Hub has compiled an extensive list of resources and services available on campus for prospective and current faculty/staff to prevent barriers to participation, successful learning, living, and employment in the Queen's community.

Queen's University recognizes that its people are a valuable asset. Below are some resources to assist eliminating barriers for employees with disabilities to your academic career and assist Queen's meet the Employment Standards of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (AODA).

Employment

The University must provide an annual Accessibility Plan. A Comprehensive Strategic Framework for Accessibility was developed to allow the Accessibility Coordination Team to develop an Accessibility Plan that serves the university. Within that framework, five priory areas were identified in which to address accessibility. For one of these priory areas, an Employment Working Group was formed.

Workplace

Issue Department Contact
Accommodations in the Workplace Human Resources

Sydney Downey, Specialist, Return to Work and Accommodation Services

phone  (613) 533-6000 ext: 74575

email  sydney.downey@queensu.ca

location  Human Resources, Fleming Hall, Stewart-Pollack Wing, First Floor

Individualized Emergency Response Plans

Human Resources

Accommodating Queen's Employees

Human Rights Office

phone  (613) 533-6886

email  hrights@queensu.ca

location  A320 Mackintosh-Corry Hall,
Queen's University

Accessible formats and communication supports for employees Adaptive Technology Centre

Michele Chittenden, Coordinator

phone  (613) 533-2833

email  chittend@queensu.ca

location  Stauffer Library, ground floor, Room: 120b

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Employment Equity

A three-part equity structure was established in 1997 to ensure that Queen's moves forward with the equity agenda. The structure includes the Office of the University Advisor on Equity, the Council on Employment Equity and the Senate Educational Equity Committee.

Issue Department Contact
Employment Equity - Equity Office Equity Office

phone  (613) 533-2563

fax  (613) 533-2031

email  equity@queensu.ca

location  B513 Mackintosh-Corry Hall
Queen's University
Kingston, ON K7L 3N6

Employment Equity - HR Human Resources

phone  (613) 533-2070

email  hradmin@queensu.ca

location  Human Resources, Fleming Hall, Stewart-Pollack Wing, First Floor

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Health and Wellness

Queen's offers several resources for exercise and a healthy lifestyle for persons with disabilities. Both Revved Up program and the Athletic and Recreation Centre (ARC) use accessible exercise equipment in fully accessible facilities. Queen's Healthy U Website, your source for health information and tools, employee Wellness Program details, registration, and participation.

Issue Department Contact
Where can I exercise or get information about a healthy lifestyle as a person with a disability? Queen’s Healthy U  
Revved Up

Project Coordination

phone  (613) 533-6000 ext. 79283

email  revvedup@queensu.ca

Queen's Athletics and Recreation Centre (ARC)

(Accessible Workout Areas)

phone  Customer Service: (613) 533-2500

location284 Earl Street
Kingston, ON, K7L 3N6
 

Information on Mental Health initiatives at Queen's  

website  Mental Health Initiatives, Programs and Services

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Housing

Contact Information

Monica Stewart

phone  (613) 533-3167

fax  (613) 533-6441

email  Monica.Stewart@queensu.ca

website  Faculty Recruitment and Support Program - Housing

location Queen's Faculty Recruitment and Support, Office of the Provost and Vice Principal (Academic), Queen's University, Richardson Hall, Suite 252, Room 218

  • The Independent Living Center Kingston is Kingston's disability resource center. The organization provides information on community services, wheelchair accessible housing, accessible travel, attendant services, and information on government programs for people with disabilities.

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Parking

Parking permits are available through the Parking Department of Physical Plant Services (PPS). For faculty or staff, Queen’s parking can also arrange for a designated accessible parking space for permit holders. Faculty and staff who have an Ontario Accessible Parking Permit issued by the Ministry of Transportation may be issued a parking permit regardless of their zone of residence.

Issue Department Contact
Parking Pass/Accessible Parking Space Parking Office (Physical Plant Services)

Admin Assistant

phone  (613) 533-6000 ext. 74598

phone  Office: (613) 533-6979

email  Email: parking@queensu.ca

location  2nd Floor, Rideau Building
207 Stuart Street

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Physical Access

In accordance with the accessible customer service standard, a regulation under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, Queen’s University is required to provide notification of temporary disruptions in those facilities or services (in whole or in part) made available for persons with disabilities so that they may obtain, use or benefit from the University’s goods or services. View the Policy on Managing Notifications of Temporary Disruptions.

If you become aware of any disruptions to any physical accessibility services or facilities please contact the following:

Issue Department Contact
Elevators, Door Openers, Ramps, Lifts, Washrooms FixIt (Physical Plant Services)

FixIt

phone  (613) 533-6757 (Campus, 77301)

email   fixit@queensu.ca

website  or by using the online request form.

To report issues after 4 pm, individuals may contact the Emergency Report Centre at:

phone  (613) 533-6080

email  erc@queensu.ca

Space Planning/Campus Planning/Building Renovations Campus Planning and Development

Maridee Osolinsky, Planner

phone  (613) 533-6000 ext. 75605

email  mlo@queensu.ca

  location2nd Floor, Rideau Building,
207 Stuart St.
Kingston, ON, K7L-3N6

Snow Removal (Queen's parking spot)

 

Parking Office (Physical Plant Services)

Donna Stover, Parking Manager

phone  (613) 533-6979

email  Email: stoverd@queensu.ca

location  2nd Floor, Rideau Building
207 Stuart Street

Snow Removal from sidewalks, building entrances, walkways etc. FixIt (Physical Plant Services)

FixIt

phone  (613) 533-6757 (Campus, 77301)

email   fixit@queensu.ca

Snow removal from an accessible parking space on a city street? City of Kingston - Snow Removal

phone  (613) 546-0000

fax  (613) 546-5232

tty  (613) 546-4889

location  City Hall
216 Ontario Street
Kingston, ON K7L 2Z3

Where to find notices of Service Disruptions online?  

website  Queen's University's homepage

website  Physical Plant Services homepage

website  Disability Services Office

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Transportation

  • Kingston Transit: All routes are served by accessible buses (PDF 881 KB) which are low-floor with kneeling capability. Although accessible bus stop infrastructure is not currently a requirement in the AODA Transportation Standard, the City of Kingston is working to improve the accessibility of all bus stops, shelters and integrated seating.
  • Kingston Access Bus offers specialized, non-emergency medical and community transportation.
  • Accessible Taxis:  Modern Taxi has two (2) on-demand accessible taxis in their fleet. Call (613) 546-2222 to book. The City is working with the Taxi Commission to bring more accessible taxis to the City of Kingston. See this Dec. 18, 2012 Information Report to Council for details.

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