Reporting Accessibility Barriers

We strive to keep on top of barriers to accessibility but input from community members like you is essential to help us know what issues need to be addressed.

Physical Barriers

If you notice or experience a physical accessibility barrier on campus, please complete a report ticket.  You could alternately report that barrier to hrdept@ku.edu or call 785-864-4946.

Some examples of physical barriers to report include:

  • A sidewalk area that needs a curb cut
  • Accessible doors closing too quickly or failing to operate
  • Elevator out of order

Technology Barriers

We are committed to providing technology resources that meet the educational and working needs of all KU employees and students. If any of the tools or websites you encounter are inaccessible, we want to hear about it to address the problem.  Please complete a report ticket or call 785-864-4946 to report technology accessibility issues or with comments or suggestions to help us improve.

Some examples of technology barriers to report include:

  • Inaccessible software
  • Inaccessible websites

Event Barriers and Accommodations

Requests for assistance with seating or other accommodations for KU events or requests for sign language or CART services can be requested by submitting a ticket


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Events
News

Former KU student Elizabeth Boresow featured in NPR story "Navigating Life on Campus When You're on the Autism Spectrum."

Texting to 911 now available in Kansas!! Read about their "Call if you can, text if you cant" specifics.   

Interested in becoming an audio describer for events at local theaters? Register now for the November training on Sunday the 12th. 

Come learn about Project Search and enjoy free coffee and donuts! October 26, 9:30 - 11:00 at Watson Library room 455. You'll learn about this unique program that gives young adults with intellectual disabilities experience with hands on employment training. This is a project that benefits the participants and the departments they work for. Learn more on the 26th!

Keep checking Audio Description services provided by Audio Reader for details about Lied Center, Theater Lawrence, and Starlight events that will be described. Grease and Catch Me If You Can are just two of the events coming up that will have audio description available!

he next Alliance for Economic Inclusion meeting will be August 19, 2017 at the Kauffman Foundation from 8am-noon. The meeting will concentrate on resources for the aging population and people with disabilities in Metropolitan Kansas City. Register using the AEI online registration. 

Interested in inclusive music and dance? Spaces are still available for performers of all abilities to participate in a free week-long event (August 7 - 12) with Jesse Stewart, internationally acclaimed musician, scholar, educator, and founder of We Are All Musicians. Register online by July 28th. Email questions to improv@ku.edu

KU professor developing a video game to prepare students with disabilitie for STEM careers

Matthew W. Mosconi assumes the directorship of the Kansas Center for Autism Research and Training, or K-CART

12-Year-Old Creating Yelp-like  App for Accessibility

Audio description available at The Theater Lawrence, the Lied Center, and Starlight!  See Audio Description services provided by Audio Reader for more details.  

New logo selected for the hawk route and future accessible campus routes from over 40 student design submissions. 

The Kansas Autism Conference will be held March 3 and Johnson County Community College. Register now through March 1

Get information about receiving audio description at home on your television from the American Council for the Blind

Read about the signing of the rule regarding movie captioning and audio description

Disability Studies Seminar at the Hall Center for Humanities on Nov 17

AXIS Dance Company - Changing the face of dance and disability event. 

Audio Description services provided by Audio Reader will be available for various theater and museum events in Lawrence. 

Register now for Audio Description training

Chancellor's message regarding 26th Anniversary of the ADA

Proclamation from the Governor

Proclamation of the 26th anniversary of the ADA will take place at the Lawrence City Hall meeting on July 19th at 5:45.

KU Law Professor Mike Hoeflich's opinion column on disability and accessibility

Disability rights groups march in Topeka in support of federal legislation

U.S. Dept. Of Education Releases NPRM to Improve Equity for Students with Disabilities

EEO Proposes 12% of Federal Agencies Staff Should Be Workers with Disabilities

National Council on Disability Commends Senate Commerce Committee for Hearings on Self-Driving Cars

Testing Accommodations

Building Disability Literacy, One Brick At a Time

A Point of View: Happiness and Disability

CDC Offers New Stats On Disability Prevalence

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