Disability Resources Works with Various Other Offices on Campus
Campus accessibility is a dynamic process in which the Disability Resources (DR) office joins in active partnership with other University offices and staff members. We work closely with students to ensure reasonable access to campus buildings, classrooms, residence halls, and other areas. Depending upon a given student’s needs, campus access may also entail the assistance of related offices such as Student Health Services (935-6666), Parking (935-5601) and Transportation Services (935-4140).
Below is a brief description of how DR works with various other offices on campus:
Parking & Transportation Services
Parking & Transportation Services works with students to provide parking passes that allow for accessible parking. At Washington University, accessible parking permits are available through Parking & Transportation to any student who holds both (1) a valid Washington University parking pass and (2) a state-issued handicapped parking permit. Students who need accessible parking do not need to go through Disability Resources to receive it. They may go directly to Parking & Transportation Services. If a student is having difficulty finding adequate accessible parking on campus, they may contact DR to discuss their needs.
Medical Escort Service
The university operates a transportation service that is available to students with mobility impairments due to health conditions or disabilities. Students must receive pre-authorization to use this service and should contact Student Health Services at 314-935-6666 to register. Once pre-authorized, you must call the dispatch center at 314-935-7777 to request a trip. Services are operated on a first-come, first-served basis. The dispatcher will always provide an estimated time for the van’s arrival when a trip is requested. The Medical Escort Service operates only during the academic session, Monday through Friday. The first trip of the day is at 8:30 a.m., and the last request for service will be accepted at 5:20 p.m.
While Washington University has many new, accessible buildings, some classroom buildings are old and not readily accessible. DR works with the University’s Registrar’s Office to ensure that students with mobility impairments have classes and other events scheduled in accessible rooms. Students who need accessible classrooms should contact DR several months before the start of the semester to ensure smooth scheduling of classroom and meeting space.
Campus Accessibility Maps
Facilities Planning & Management maps provide specific building accessibility information, such as the locations of accessible entrances, restrooms, elevators, and power assist doors. They also provide information about accessible parking and routes.