Campus Planning: Universal Access

As a public institution, McGill aims to provide educational value to the community without discrimination.  The age and layout of McGill’s numerous historic buildings makes physical accessibility challenging for a number of groups.  When feasible, McGill intends to remove the architectural barriers that restrict accessibility.

McGill has developed policy specifically pertaining to accessibility:

McGill University Policy Concerning the Rights of Students with Disabilities

Article 15: There is an ongoing removal of architectural barriers that limit students with disabilities from full participation in University life; the McGill Barrier-Free Standards are applied to all renovation and new construction at McGill.

Master Plan: Planning and Design Principles

Principle 8.9 - Barrier Free Campuses: Give high priority to developing barrier-free access to all parts of the University.  Provide special services to people with disabilities in locations where universal access has not yet been achieved.

Building Standards

Please use the following link to access the Standards for a Barrier-Free Campus document


For more information, please visit the Office for Students with Disabilities (OSD)