Barrier Free Access at MSU

Accessibility Map - view the location of accessible entrances on campus

Accessibility Suggestions Form - make suggestions on how to improve accessibility on campus

Barrier Free Access Statement

Projects Summary (PDF) - Michigan State University Barrier-Free/Accessibility Project Status Summary

Resource Center for Persons with Disabilities Office

Michigan State University is committed to providing equal opportunity for full participation in all programs, services and activities. As part of this commitment, MSU has included the evolving set of state, national and local accessibility/barrier free standards throughout the past 30+ years to provide an increasingly accessible learning and work environment.

Beyond integration of the evolving accessibility codes in each new construction project, MSU has served as a lead innovator in technologies that often extend beyond state and national guidelines for accessible design. During the 1980s MSU was a pioneer of new concepts in automatic snow melt systems at building entrances, adoption of more accessible elevator control panels, and innovations in slip resistant entrance ramps.

MSU strives to employ concepts of universal design to more fully integrate accessibility features in new and existing structures. Each year the university sets aside funds for new projects that further the goal of maximizing access to all campus facilities. The Office of Planning and Budget/Facility Planning and Space Management, Department of Housing and Food Services, Athletic Facility planners, Campus Park and Planning, the Physical Plant Division, and the Resource Center for Persons with Disabilities routinely solicit and incorporate feedback from the MSU community and in particular people with disabilities toward enhanced campus accessibility

Ideas for accessibility enhancements in existing facilities may be directed through the Accessibility Suggestion Form, the President's Advisory Committee on Disability Issues, or the Resource Center for Persons with Disabilities.

For the complete text of MSUs Statement for Barrier Free Access, Click Here



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