Queen's has a vision and commitment to building an inclusive campus community with accessible spaces and services
The Accessibility Hub Launch Celebration in October 2013
Queen’s is committed to the inclusion and accommodation of persons with disabilities. This includes the presence of Service Animals that assist visitors, students or employees within all aspects of University life including Queen’s-related functions both on and off campus.
Service Animals on Campus
The Human Rights and Equity Office provides education in the areas of human rights, equity, accessibility and sexual violence prevention and response. Our educational programs build community awareness, increase knowledge and address systemic barriers to inclusion.
Learning Opportunities from HREO
The Revved Up Exercise Program is a community-based exercise program for individuals in the greater Kingston community who are living with a disability.
Learn more about Revved Up!
Signage that includes braille can be found throughout many buildings on the Queen's campus
Browse the Building Directory for descriptions of campus building accessibility features
Browse the Queen's Building Directory
Many of the facilities inside the Queen's Athletics and Recreation Centre are wheelchair accessible, including the pool! Learn more about Indigenization- Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, Anti-Racism, and Accessibility (I-EDIAA) efforts.

Building an Inclusive and Accessible Community

The Accessibility Hub is a central online resource for accessibility at Queen’s University. It will serve to elevate inclusion and improve access for everyone on our campus. The Accessibility Hub will not only provide support and feedback concerning accessibility initiatives, it will also serve as an online community for those seeking information on disability and accessibility issues on campus, and assist the university in meeting its obligations under the AODA. Learn more about Queen's Accessibility Initiatives.

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.


10th Anniversary, Accessibility Hub, 2013 to 2023, the Queen's Human Rights and Equity Office

As Queen’s moves forward with a strategy to positively impact society and the planet, we understand that students, staff, and faculty of all backgrounds and abilities must be a part of that process. The Accessibility Hub, celebrating its 10th year, is an example of how an impactful culture of inclusion is being fostered within our campus community, which will in turn influence the world. I am proud of the Accessibility Hub’s advocacy and look forward to what this group will achieve in the next 10 years.

Stephanie Simpson
Vice-Principal (Culture, Equity and Inclusion)

For the past 10 years, the Accessibility Hub has been an essential resource for the Queen’s community. Under the leadership and guidance of Andrew Ashby, the Manager of Accessibility in the HREO, the Hub has provided invaluable support and resources to meet the diverse accessibility and accommodation needs of the students, staff and faculty at Queen’s. I look forward to the continued great work and services that the Accessibility Hub will offer in the years to come.

Lavonne Hood
Associate Vice-Principal (Human Rights, Equity and Inclusion)

Students with Disabilities

If you believe you may require academic accommodations, both new and returning students, on campus or distance students, should contact the Queen's Student Accessibility Services (QSAS).


Get Involved

We all have a role to play. Consider getting involved in the accessibility movement at Queen's University and become an Access Ally.

What is an Access Ally? Somebody who defends, supports, or promotes accessibility.

Why are they important? Access Allies provide leadership and demonstrate ways to elevate and improve accessibility and inclusion to their peers. Peer-to-peer communication is powerful and effective.

Find Out How to Get Involved

Equity Office Blog

Together We Are is a positive community of people celebrating equity, diversity and inclusion in the Queen’s and broader Kingston community. Together We Are is a safe and collaborative space where dialogue and discussion can occur. Together We Are is for the passionate, the curious and anyone looking to join a positive, community of people committed to diversity, equity and inclusion.

Together We Are blog

Empower Me

Free 24/7 mental health & wellness support.

More info from Student Wellness Services

SeQure App

Did you know? 

That you can use the Queen's SeQure app to: 

  1. Receive Accessibility notifications: get push notifications regarding accessibility issues on campus. 
  2. Report accessibility barriers to FixIt. (e.g. elevator down, push buttons not working).
Download the SeQure app

Accessibility Café

Queen's Events on I-EDIAA (Indigenization- Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, Anti-Racism, and Accessibility)