Arkansas State University’s Disability Services are focussed on creating a barrier-free environment for students and staff with disabilities. To truly enable this vision, the university needed to eliminate physical obstacles that could impede access to a higher education.
One of the primary physical challenges a student with disabilities faced were the use of entry ways or doors. Persons using wheelchairs or motorized scooters would have to push through the opening using their vehicle, increasing the potential for personal injury or inadvertently damaging the door. The university’s Facilities Management team was looking for an ADA-compliant solution that could be easily retrofitted onto existing openings in administrative, academic, and student services buildings.
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