UPEI earns full mobile accessible designation, receives applause from national wheelchair athlete

November 22, 2017

The University of Prince Edward Island is being praised for the work it undertook to earn a full mobile accessible designation from Access Advisor. The changes to campus were reportedly made with the assistance of a Canada 150 grant. “I'm excited to come back and be a catalyst to celebrate what UPEI is doing,” said Kristen Cameron, a member of Canada's national wheelchair rugby team. “It's awesome that UPEI has taken the initiative to go out and apply and get one of these grants, because it's time the East Coast steps up their game a little bit.” Earlier this year, the Charlottetown Guardian explained that the $30K grant, issued through the Rick Hansen Foundation’s Access4All Program, would be used to fund infrastructural accessibility upgrades at 10 buildings at UPEI. CBC | Charlottetown Guardian