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IGNITE’s Accessibility Focus Group for the University of Guelph-Humber is on Tuesday, starting at 12 p.m. in GH101.

The focus groups are a major part of President Monica Khosla’s initiative to improve campus-wide access to those with physical or mental impairments.

Two were already held in late October at Humber College’s North and Lakeshore campuses, where students were able to give input that IGNITE says will lead to real changes.

“For a person with accessibility needs, there are hurdles everywhere: in the classroom, in the physical structure of the campus buildings, online, and even in the attitudes of others,” the event description says.

Although Khosla ran on a platform of accessibility during the IGNITE elections in the spring, she is not the first group to go after finding solutions.

The Academic Reform Group, an unofficial Group on campus that had a brief stint as an IGNITE club, attempted to address accessibility on campus but received roadblocks to holding an outreach event, it’s president, Hannah Derue, said earlier this year.

Campus media is not allowed to attend the accessibility focus group events, with IGNITE directing all media requests to its president, Khosla. IGNITE has ignored emails from The Avro Post requesting comments on a variety of topics since August.


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Written by Eli Ridder

Eli Ridder is a freelance journalist. He founded The Avro Post in October 2017. He writes for Breaking911 and Guelph Politico, among others. Feel free to connect at ELIRIDDER@ICLOUD.COM or at ELIRIDDER.CA

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