Student Evaluation Services Essay

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Student Evaluation Services
Campus Assessment
Of
Madison College Truax Campus

by
Kristin Creeron
Assessment Case Worker

Submitted to
Renee Alfano
Director of Student Life

December 7, 2013

Introduction:
This report will assess Madison College and it’s accessibility to individuals with physical handicaps. By thoroughly evaluating each area of the Truax campus as is one was in a wheel chair. Our report will critique the area’s a student would likely come into contact with, discussing both the positive features, as well as the negative. Lastly concluding with the changes that need to be addressed in order to make the campus handicap friendly.
Initial Assessment:
While walking around Madison College I thought what it’d be like if I was in a wheelchair and what troubles I might run into. I found for the most part that Madison College is wheelchair friendly. Although there were a few area’s that could also be improved to better accommodate all students.
School Areas and their Accessibility:
Area
Clear Signage
Adequate Space
Actual Usability
Negative Attributes/Potential Problems
Classroom Doors

no
Yes wide enough to get through
Does not have a push button
Do not have push buttons would be difficult for an instructor in a wheelchair
Classrooms
yes
Yes tables handicap friendly
Yes desks are well spaced
Lecture rooms could use a table on the floor for a handicap person to use
Parking Lot yes Yes spaces for handicap drivers
Yes
Could use a few more stalls
Hallways
no
Yes not too busy for someone in a wheelchair to get around
Yes
N/A
Study Areas yes Yes tables handicap friendly
Yes
N/A
Wolf Den yes Fairly cluttered
No
Due to the clutter of tables someone in a wheelchair would have problems backing out and turning around
Water Fountains yes Yes acceptable height
Yes
N/A
Gym
no
N/A
Door to access gym does not have push button
The door does not have a push button for people in a wheelchair to access it
Computers
yes
On tables, handicap friendly
Yes
N/A
Welcome Center no Yes
Yes, desk has area that dips down lower to someone in a wheelchair N/A
Student Store no Yes space to move around yes If they needed something from the top of a shelf they’d have to ask a staff member
Cafeteria
yes
Yes space to move around
Yes
If they wanted a certain drink or item they would have to ask the staff to get it for them
Bathrooms
yes
Yes has handicap stalls
Yes
N/A
Elevators
no
Yes big enough to use for people in wheelchairs
Yes
N/A
UW Credit Union no Yes space to move around no All the desks are very high and is not at all handicap friendly
ATM
no
Yes easy to access
Yes
N/A
Library
yes
Yes space to access computers and through bookshelf allies
Yes
N/A

Further Things to be improved upon:
After conducting this evaluation I have found certain things that need to be addressed. The UW Credit Union is not at all handicap friendly, the service desk is very high as well as the self-help counters making it difficult for someone in a wheelchair to reach forms as well as reach the service desk to speak to someone. By adding a shorter help desks and a lower space at the counter could solve this problem. Also the Wolf Den seems cluttered spacing wise, if you were to reduce some of the clutter and remove some of the tables and chairs I think it would be more handicap friendly.
Conclusion:
By doing this evaluation I had to think as if I were a handicap person, think of spacing issues, accessibility, and usability. I found that Madison College is rather handicap friendly, although there were just a few areas that I found that could use some improvements. In order to be accessible to all no matter their disability, Madison College should address the issues as soon as possible.

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