Although the benefits of physical accessibility extend beyond compliance, it is important to understand what is required by law.
Under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), a person cannot be denied use, access or participation, whether intentional or not.
104.21 Discrimination prohibited.
No qualified handicapped person shall, because a recipient’s facilities are inaccessible to or unusable by handicapped persons, be denied the benefits of, be excluded from participation in, or otherwise be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity to which this part applies.”
In addition to the building and campus, areas in which accessibility must be provided may include, but are not limited to:
- Parking lots (handicapped parking spaces)
- Fire alarms/emergency exits
- Conference rooms and shared work space
- Desks and personal work space
- Hallways and stairwells
Navigating the Campus
Locate accessible parking spots and building entrances with door openers on the Interactive Campus Map.
To learn about how Purchase College manages snow removal, view the Snow Response Plan.
Where do I get help?
If you are having any issues with physical accessibility on campus please go to our Report Accessibility Barriers page.