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    • cmcarthur
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      Good morning OCFMA community,

      Wondering how we are handling accommodation requests for specialized furniture.  If there is a shortage of specialized furniture, it can be challenging to accommodate requests and can require moving furniture about to match the student schedule.  Any information about processes that are working well would be great to hear about.

      Thanks,

      Colleen

    • Karen Hale
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      At Fanshawe address the accessible needs a couple of ways.

      In every classroom and computer lab we have 1 ergo chair.  In every classroom we have one 24×36 table (larger size) that is set at 33” height for wheelchair accommodations, and in every computer lab, we have 1 electric or crank height adjustable table.   These stay in the rooms permanently.  If there is need for something additional, or if there are more than one student needing accommodation in each room, we then add what is needed if we can.  Additional ergo chairs are the usual request with and sometimes if there are folks that require standing accommodation we add lecterns or height adjustable tables.  These extra pieces are requested for the rooms by our Accessibility Services group (students have to register with their accommodation needs and provide a timetable) via a work order to the Porters who have a supply of these pieces.  Accessibility services keeps track, and works with the porters to get them removed at the end of the semester and placed in their next semester’s rooms.

       

      • This reply was modified 1 month, 3 weeks ago by Karen Hale.
    • cmcarthur
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      Hi Karen,

      thank you very much for the detailed information.  I will share this info with my colleagues.

    • cmcarthur
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      Hi Karen,

      Do you encounter many issues requiring repair to your electric height adjustable desks?

      Also, would you please let me know your supplier info for purchasing EHADs.

      thank you,

      Colleen

    • Fidelis Tagsa
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      Hi Karen,

       

      Our approach to student accommodation is very much similar to Fanshaw.

      Recently we implemented pneumatic height adjustable so its free from power and it can be located at any location within the room.

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      We have written notice on the height adjustable tables, so the occupant is aware of the surroundings.

      We are slowly removing the manual height adjustable.

       

      All the best to you Colleen.

       

      Fidelis

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