Facility and Environmental Concerns

The Office of Accessibility and Transportation provides students with services for various accessibility needs on campus. The Coordinator of Accessibility and Transportation is the first point of contact for students regarding facility and environmental access concerns. The Coordinator helps manage; accessible desks, environmental access issues on campus, snow and ice removal planning. The Coordinator also serves as the DRES liaison for facility management, building work order requests, transportation planning, meeting reporting requirements to the Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District, and campus committee representation.

Snow and Ice Removal Planning

During the winter months the accumulation of snow and/or ice on streets and sidewalks can impede or preclude the travel of students across campus. When this occurs, refer to the guidelines indicated below to report areas requiring attention by campus snow removal crews.

On weekdays, contact the Coordinator of Accessibility and Transportation at (217) 333-4616 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. On weekends, weekday evenings (after 4:30 p.m.), and holidays, contact the University Police Department non-emergency telephone at (217) 333-1216.

When an unresolvable problems occur while traveling on campus, the University emergency telephones can be used to report snow/ice concerns and to request assistance.

Please note that some walkways and streets are not controlled by the University but fall under the jurisdiction of the cities of Champaign or Urbana. Therefore, due to our lack of control, we may experience greater difficulty in resolving accessibility problems attributable to snow and ice accumulation on those streets and walkways.

If you have any questions or concerns about particular walkways or streets, please contact the Coordinator of Accessibility and Transportation at (217) 333-4616.

Emergency Planning

DRES has an Emergency Evacuation and Pandemic Flu Plan as required by all campus units for emergency planning. The Coordinator of Accessibility and Transportation works with DRES Administration to update, evaluate, and implement these plans as needed. Facilities and Services personnel work with each campus unit to provide necessary information for emergency planning as needed.

DRES Liaison

The Coordinator of Accessibility and Transportation is the DRES liaison for accessibility related issues and represents the interests of persons with disabilities through several campus committees including the Chancellor’s Committee on Accommodations and Access, Diversity Initiatives Committee, the Public Safety Advisory Committee, and the DRES Disability Accommodations Committee.