A Regina school is taking steps to enhance accessibility for their students.
Through the federal government’s Enabling Accessibility Fund, around $33,000 is being used at Luther College at the University of Regina to make the semi accessable washrooms fully so. The college itself is also contributing around $17,000 of it’s own money.
The washrooms will now fully accommodate all persons with disabilities and people of all genders.
School President Dr. Brian Hillis said investing in accessibility is essential for the college in every which way.
“The washrooms that we had were accessible to wheelchairs, but they were not really accessible to these motorized carts,” he said. “It was accessible under the old guidelines and standards and we wanted to make sure people could get into the washroom using their mechanized carts.”
Hillis also addressed the gender aspect of this project, noting the college has always been at the forefront of educational, societal and social progress.
“We were one of the first on campus to put in an elevator for our residents,” he said. “We did that for our students.”