Help shape McMaster’s Barrier-Free Design Standard

McMaster strives to ensure that everyone can access what the university has to offer and is proactively working to accommodate the needs of persons with disabilities and promote accessibility on all our properties.

The Barrier-Free Design Standard builds on the momentum of various barrier-free initiatives undertaken over the past 15 years. This standard will set the approach for McMaster to apply universal design strategies so everyone can confidently navigate the campus independently. The document will enhance and support the accessibility requirements of the Ontario Building Code and AODA (Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act), including its future post-secondary standard.

How to Get Involved

We want to hear from you! From now until the end of 2023, McMaster’s Barrier-Free Design Standard will be developed in collaboration with student, faculty, and staff input from across the university.

You can contribute by attending one of the online workshops to share your thoughts and ideas that will help make McMaster accessible to all.

  • Workshop 1 (May 15, 2 – 4 p.m.) – Equity and inclusion: Register Here
  • Workshop 2 (May 16, 10 – 12 p.m. ) – Technology: Register Here
  • Workshop 3 (May 23, 2 – 4 p.m.) – Navigation, access and wayfinding: Register Here
  • Workshop 4 (May 24, 10 – 12 p.m.) – Facilities, maintenance and retrofitting: Register Here