Physical Access

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Virginia Tech provides assistance and accommodations to students with temporary injuries or permanent physical and medical disabilities that affect mobility and access. If you would like to meet with an SSD coordinator to explore options for accommodations and assistance based on your individual needs, please give SSD a call at 540-231-3788 and make an appointment for a consultation. Faculty, staff, visitors, and the general public who have physical access concerns should contact University ADA Services.


Here is a link to Virginia Tech’s Interactive Campus Map. To view accessibility options, go to the “Layers” tab and click on the “X” next to “Accessibility”. This will allow you to see parking spaces, curb cuts, elevator locations, accessible entrances, etc.

 

The Hokie Bike Hub located in the Alternative Transportation Center on the ground floor of the Perry Street Parking Garage (1330 Perry Street) offers tools and resources for self-service wheelchair repairs. For more information contact them at 540-231-2116 or visit https://parking.vt.edu/alternative.html.

 

BT ACCESS, Blacksburg Transit’s paratransit service, provides door-to-door transportation services for individuals with disabilities. Students with temporary illness and injuries may also use the BT ACCESS. BT ACCESS runs any time and in any service area that the regular BT busses do, but is not limited to bus stops. You must be eligible and apply to BT ACCESS to use the service following instructions found at the BT ACCESS website.



Here is a link to VT Parking Services that explains accessible parking spaces and permits.


 

Reporting Physical Barriers:

If you encounter any physical access issues on campus, you can report them to the Office for Equity and Accessibility https://oea.vt.edu/ada-accessibility-services.html. Their website has an icon in the lower right had corner that says “Reporting Physical Barriers”. You would email them for things like an accessible door button not working in a building you have class in or a sidewalk that is not cleared of snow.