Accessibility Improvements for Bata Library

Trent University Library along with the Centre for Human Rights, Equity & Accessilbity is pleased to announce accessiblity improvements to Bata Library and Trent Durham.

Trent’s Bata Library and Trent Durham have completed accessibility upgrades from funding secured through a federal Enabling Accessibility Grant from the department of Employment and Social Development Canada. The $37,000 grant was officially awarded to Trent in April 2015 when the then Conservative Cabinet Minister Pierre Poilievre visited Trent to make the funding announcement

The Library has installed 26 new accessible height adjustable workstations for the Library. 25 adjustable height workstations  are now placed in various locations around Bata Library and 1 workstation is installed at the Durham campus library. These height adjustable workstations will improve students access to the latest technology as the desks can be adjusted to wheelchair height, sit down or stand up heights. We have improved accessiblity to our group study room (BL 106.9)  by adding 2 accessible height study tables;  as well, 2 tables will be part of the new collaborative meeting room BL 201 (to be opened in March 2016).

In addition, we have received a new accessible exterior Library Book Return which allows for overnight return of library material. The book return will be placed at the lower level to Bata Library improving accessibility for all students wanting to return library material after hours. Trent Durham has installed four accessible automatic doors on labs and classrooms.

There will be a celebration Tuesday, Febraury 9th to acknowledge the work completed as part of the Enabling Accessibility Grant that was awarded to Trent in April 2015. Come out and see the new accessible workstations in the library and photos of accessible door operators in Durham. 

Please join us! All are welcome.

Tuesday, February 9th from 10:00 am - 10:30 am in the Bata Library atrium.

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