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ADA on Campus: University Targets Accessibility




Using legislative dollars, the University of Arizona has made disability access a line item in its 10-year deferred maintenance spending plan. Currently, the UA plans to devote more than $1 billion toward deferred maintenance over a 10-year period, according to an article in The Daily Wildcat.

“A couple of students came to my office and addressed the fact that there are a lot of accessibility access problems on campus,” says Matt Lubisich, president of the Associated Students of the University of Arizona.

Lubisich went to the Disability Resource Center (DRC) to discuss the student body’s requests. The DRC is examining buildings for Americana with Disabilities Act compliance and maintenance needs. The DRC has readily pursued funding to address the problems with accessibility on campus. Lubisich shared this consensus with UA facility management.

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This Quick Read was submitted by Dan Hounsell, editor-in-chief of Facility Maintenance Decisions, dan.hounsell@tradepressmedia.com. To read more about the many benefits of renovations to improve accessibility, visit http://www.facilitiesnet.com/6127FMD. To learn more about the Architectural Barriers Act, visit http://www.facilitiesnet.com/4129FMD.

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