PHYSICAL ACCESS ON CAMPUS
People with mobility impairments are able to independently access most areas of the UND campus.
However, barriers may still exist for some individuals. This Info Sheet describes the options available
for dealing with some typical access problems. The University relies on everyone to report access
problems, so action can be taken to resolve those situations.
THE ADA LINE is available to report access barriers by
calling 777-2591 (voice) or 777-2796 (TDD). The ADA Line is also the Facilities 24 hour call line.
Concerns are forwarded to the appropriate person or department for resolution. Callers who want
to know how their concerns were handled will be asked to leave their contact information.
ACCESSIBLE ENTRANCES AND ELECTRONIC DOORS are available on all classroom and
high usage buildings, such as the administration building Twamley Hall, Chester Fritz Library and the Memorial
Union. The locations of the accessible entrances and power door openers are marked on the campus map, available at::
http://und.edu/map/Map/map.html Report any access problems,
such as snow blocking an entrance or a faulty door opener, to the ADA Line or if in housing, to the resident
assistant or apartment manager.
ACCESSIBLE PARKING SPACES are marked with proper signage and
situated near the building's accessible entrance, as well as in parking lots. Maps are available
at the Parking Office located in Twamley Hall and online at
CAMPUS TRANSPORTATION consists of an accessible fixed route
shuttle bus system and a lift-equipped van for students with limited mobility. Hours and routes for
the shuttle bus are available at the Information Desk in the Memorial Union. Eligibility for lift
equipped service depends on the degree of mobility impairment. See DSS or Student Health Services
for a referral to this service.
CLASSROOMS are physically accessible with the exception of several
tiered lecture bowls. However, there is usually enough room near the accessible entrance to sit in a
wheelchair or electric cart. Some classrooms have theater-style seating bolted to the floor. Typically
there is enough space in the front of the room for a wheelchair. Some rooms have several larger seats
located on the aisles. Many classrooms are furnished with desks which have attached
writing surfaces. Contact your professor if you need a table and/or chair and specify the table height
you require (measure from the floor to the underside of the table). If your professor has not ordered
accessible seating before, you can inform him/her that Paul Clark at Facilities, 777-3005, makes those
arrangements. It is a good idea to check out the accessibility of your classrooms PRIOR to the start
of the semester and let DSS know what’s needed. DSS will make the necessary arrangements before the
THE GENERAL USE COMPUTER LABS located on the lower level of the
Memorial Union and on third floor of Chester Fritz Library have a computer station with an adjustable
table, large print software (Zoom Text) and voice output (Texthelp Read&Write). Equipment, such
as a trackball or alternate keyboard, is available upon request to the lab manager. Adaptive technology
will also be made available in instructional computer labs. Those requests should be directed to the
professor or DSS.
EVACUATION PROCEDURES FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES are explained in
the “Fire/Life Safety” section of the UND Safety and Loss Control Manual at:http://und.edu/finance-operations/environmental-health-and-safety/fire-safety/index.cfm .
People with disabilities who cannot use the stairs or need assistance when exiting a building are
responsible for informing their professors and/or work supervisors of their evacuation preferences within
the first week of class or employment. University personnel are responsible for reporting the location
of a person remaining in the building to the Fire Department as they exit the building. The Fire
Department personnel will go to that location immediately upon entering the building. After evacuating
the person, they will check the rest of the rooms for occupants. A very helpful resource people with
disabilities can use to decide how they want to be evacuated is entitled “Emergency Evacuation Preparedness
Guide. It is available on the University’s Affirmative Action website at:
http://und.edu/affirmative-action/ada.cfm . The
evacuation policy and procedures in UND housing differ from the Safety and Loss Control Manual. Students
in the residence halls should refer to the Residence Hall Calendar Planner & Handbook and students in
apartments to the brochure "Fire Drills--The Great Escape".
IMPROVING ACCESS IS THE UNIVERSITY’S RESPONSIBILITY.
REPORTING ACCESS PROBLEMS IS EVERYBODY’S RESPONSIBILITY.