Built Environment Accessibility
These web pages contain university best practices for design and construction of new and renovated facilities, as well as resources for the community to learn about recent work related to accessibility.
We strive to make Oregon State University the most accessible university in the state and the most accessible university possible. There are barriers to equal access on-campus that we are working stridently to remedy. These barriers exist not only on sidewalks, in buildings, and in parking lots, they also exist in attitudes. Creating inclusive environments, addressing societal culture change, and working towards equality have to be infused through the work of the whole university.
The intent of these pages is to promote equal access to university physical infrastructure and facilities for students, employees, guests and visitors, including those with disabilities. The best practices promote equality of access through design standards that go far above and beyond what is minimally required by the ADA. The ultimate goal of this work, and site, is to help Oregon State University achieve our aspirations to be accessible to the widest possible audience, by reaching for an optimal level of accessibility, and universal design.
The materials provided within are not intended to and do not create rights independent of those under existing legal requirements; rather, they are intended as a guide to assist the University in complying with existing legal obligations and in achieving the University's goal of creating an accessible, inclusive educational and work environment.
Internal or external users with questions about these guidelines or their implementation should contact Oregon State University's Office of Equity & Inclusion, (541) 737-3556, 526 Kerr Administration Building, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon 97331-2139. Users with questions related to technical assistance or guidance can also email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the contacts page for specific offices or individuals that can help answer your questions.