University of Manitoba seeks student input to improve tunnel system wayfinding

The University of Manitoba conducted a survey for students to take about improving the current wayfinding signage in the tunnel systems, highlighting the need for signage legibility, frequency, and consistency. Photo courtesy University of Manitoba

The University of Manitoba (UM) conducted a survey for students to discuss improving the current wayfinding signage in the tunnel systems, highlighting the need for signage legibility, frequency, and consistency.

The survey, which closed earlier this month, and was conducted by UM Architectural and Engineering Services in partnership with the Office of Sustainability, aligning with the provincial Accessibility for Manitobans Act (AMA). The feedback from the survey informs a plan for improved navigability of the campus tunnel systems.

Building on UM’s commitment to fostering and providing an accessible environment, the survey is part of a university-wide accessibility audit of the built environment.

To expand on initial observations in a draft report completed by Adaptability Canada in 2019, Level Playing Field, an accessibility consulting agency, has been engaged to complete the audit and deliver a report of its findings.

The final report will include a prioritization plan identifying accessibility projects for UM campuses and a 10-year capital improvement plan identifying projects for the near/immediate term (one to two years), mid-term (three to five years), and long-term (six to 10 years).

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