About Accessible University
Accessible U is an initiative of Accessible Housing. It is an information hub created to help you find useful information about accessibility, especially in residential environments. It is designed to inform and empower people, thereby contributing to a more accessible Alberta.
As a centralized location for data, research, toolkits and practical information, Accessible U makes relevant and understandable information readily available to you. The site mobilizes existing information and champions best practices. Over time, research will generate new information that will be posted on Accessible U.
We’re creating a space to inform and empower people, contributing to a more accessible Alberta.
Who is Accessible U for?
Accessible U is for agencies, clients, community members, researchers and policy-makers, builders and developers. If you are a person living with a disability or are a caregiver or advocate or hold a job that involves accessibility, this resource is for you.
Note: While this website is targeted to persons of all ages with disabilities, some information may be transferable to aging-in-place and adaptations for seniors.
Why Accessible U?
Accessible Housing hears regularly from members of the community and from colleagues who need information about accessibility. How do I find an accessible home? How would I renovate? Accessible U is our response to this information gap – a tool aimed at placing helpful information in the hands of those who need it, when they need it, and in a format they can easily use.
How did Accessible U get built?
Accessible U was developed with the help of dozens of community members. These include persons with disabilities, experts from the health-care sector, construction companies and developers, public service staff, non-profit organizations, and college and university staff.
Accessible U would not be possible without the generous support of these donors: