Emory University is committed to removing all physical barriers limiting access to its programs activities and services, and to the design and construction of state of the art accessible and sustainable facilities.
The Office of Accessible Design & Construction provides advisory services to all University programs, activities and services to enhance physical access for people with disabilities. We play an active role in all design and construction projects from conception to completion, and we are enlisted to facilitate all accommodations that require renovations or repairs to any campus facility. This office also manages the on-going barrier removal program mandated by state and federal laws.
Students, faculty, staff and visitors are encouraged to call this office for advisory information and referrals to other campus resources and outside technical assistance. All programs that lie outside University funding may contact this office to contract for assessment and advisory services.
Pedestrian pathways: Pedestrian pathways are indicated on a layer of the campus map, delineating accessible entrances to facilities, and connecting routes between buildings and parking:
ADR: Access & Disability Resources - (previously known as ODS - Office of Disability Services) assists qualified students, faculty and staff in obtaining services to address equal access, reasonable accommodation, and compliance with state and federal disability-related laws. http://ods.emory.edu/about.htm
ADA: “The Americans with Disabilities Act, or ADA, provides comprehensive civil rights protections to individuals with disabilities in the areas of employment, public accommodations, state and local government services and telecommunications. http://ods.emory.edu/about.htm; http://www.ada.gov/2010ADAstandards_index.htm
Georgia Accessibility Code: The Georgia Accessibility Code establishes the minimum state standards for accessibility in facilities receiving permits for construction or renovation after July 1, 1997. http://ada.georgia.gov/00/channel_title/0,2094,77499621_159380346,00.html
Emory Parking and Transportation: http://transportation.emory.edu/
SEDBTAC: Southeast Disability Technical Assistance Center, a regional office that is part of a national network of federally funded ADA resource centers to provide information, training, technical assistance and resources. http://www.sedbtac.org/
Linda A. Sheldon
Manager Accessible Design and Construction