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Published: April 9, 2019 Author: University Communications and Marketing

At Ohio University, we embrace that we have a collective responsibility to create the opportunity for people with disabilities to have an accessible and inclusive experience whether a student, employee, visitor, or community member.
 
There are many simple ways we can all contribute to the development and maintenance of an accessible and inclusive environment. Accessible OHIO: It’s What We Do highlights a series of actions that any of us may take – no expertise required! 
 
What can I do if the sidewalk is uneven?
 
Whether they are made of brick or concrete, we all use sidewalks. Over time the ground may shift or the sidewalk may deteriorate, creating gaps or uneven terrain, making our pathways less accessible and more challenging to navigate. These issues may be impediments for those with limited vision and would make it difficult for those using canes or wheelchair. If you notice sidewalks in need of repair:
 
On the Athens campus:
  • Submit a work order describing the ADA access issue with Facilities Management & Safety. Sending a photo also helps the staff to know where the issue is located. 
     
  • Complete the Office for University Accessibility’s Report an Accessibility Barrier form to provide the details, including the work order number. OUA can assess progress of the repair and review the issue to see if any interim measures or adaptations need to be put in place. 
 
On a Regional Campus:
  • Contact the Regional Campus Facilities Department 
     
  • Complete the Office for University Accessibility’s Report an Accessibility Barrier form to provide the details, including the work order number. OUA can assess progress of the repair and review the issue to see if any interim measures or adaptations need to be put in place. 
 
In the City of Athens:
  • Submit a Report a Concern through the Athens City Source App. 
     
  • If you are unsure whether it is a campus or city barrier, complete OHIO’s Report an Accessibility Barrier form. 
 
Creating a more Accessible OHIO: It’s What We Do.

 

 

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