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A Letter from President Ricardo Romo: ADA accessibility at UTSA

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John Peace Library, UTSA Main Campus
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February 12, 2010

Dear UTSA community members,

UTSA is committed to providing accessible facilities and services for all members of the university community and visitors. Over the next several months, the ADA accessibility route to the John Peace Library Building on the Main Campus will be modified to ensure that programs, activities and services in the building are accessible by all. Every effort will be made to minimize disruption and continue access while these modifications are completed.

Two areas will be the focus of improvements. The university will modify the ramp on the north paseo, south of parking lot 3 and west of the Business Building, to satisfy ADA specifications for handrails, ramps, landings and surface areas. Access to the John Peace Library Building also will be improved in accordance with these ADA guidelines.

While work is in progress, you can continue to access the JPL Building from parking lot 4 using the current ADA accessibility route through the Main Building and to JPL. If the Main Building is closed, access JPL from the disability parking spaces in front of the Business Building and follow the signs along the accessibility route.

As the improvements are being implemented, you may have questions about accessibility. Following are contacts for more information about accessibility to programs, activities and services in the John Peace Library Building, ADA compliance at UTSA and construction.

  • John Peace
  • Office of Disability Services, Lorraine Harrison, 210-458-4157
  • Honors College, Richard Diem, 210-458-4106
  • Facilities Work Control (construction information) 210-458-4262

Sincerely,

Ricardo Romo
President, The University of Texas at San Antonio

 

 

Events

Friday, April 29, 10 a.m.

Earth Week sensitive document shredding

As part of Earth Week, the Evironmental Health, Safety and Risk Management department is providing on-site shredding services for the entire UTSA community.
Parking lot between HUC & Ximenes garage

Friday, April 29, 11 a.m.

Downtown Campus document shredding

Faculty, staff and students at the UTSA downtown campus can bring their personal documents to the event to have them shredded on-site
Durango builidng service ramp

Saturday, April 30, 8 a.m.

The Academy for Teacher Excellence end of year celebration

The Academy for Teacher Excellence (ATE) in the College of Education and Human Development (COEHD) will host an end of year celebration to honor día del niño (Day of the Child), including hands-on demonstrations, cultural dance performances, scavenger hunts and more.
UTSA Downtown Campus

Tuesday, May 3, 5 p.m.

Henry B. Gonzalez Centennial Tribute

The College of Public Policy and the Office for Community Services present a 100th anniversary salute to the late Congressman Henry B. Gonzalez. A distinguished panel will discuss Gonzalez's historical impact. Free and open to the public.
Aula Canaria Lecture Hall (BV 1.328) , Downtown Campus

Wednesday, May 18, 3 p.m.

The Great Staff Appreciation Event

The UTSA community is invited to honor the roughly 2,600 UTSA staff members who contribute to the success of the university and its students.
University Center Ballroom, Main Campus

Saturday, May 21, 9 a.m.

P-20 Parent Engagement Summit

The 2016 P-20 Summit on Parent Engagement Summit provides high school, college and career preparatory resources to 6-8th grade students and their families. Registration is required. Seats are limited. Parking is free and lunch is provided.
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