Accommodation Policies and Guidelines

Emergency Evacuation Chairs

As part of the University of Windsor’s integrated emergency plan for persons with disabilities, emergency evacuation chairs have been installed across campus. These chairs provide assistance during an evacuation situation to ensure responsive, timely and safe evacuation of everyone on campus.

Emergency evacuation chairs are fold-up chairs which allow for people with permanent or temporary mobility limitations to be moved down flights of stairs during an emergency, when an elevator is otherwise unavailable or unsafe to use.

Safe and simple to use, the chairs operate in six steps, please see the Stryker Evacuation Chair Training Video on Youtube.

More information regarding fire safety and evacuation procedures can be found on the University of Windsor's Human Resources website. This information includes the steps to be followed if you are a staff, faculty, or student who requires assistance during an evacuation as well as the process for developing a personal exit plan and guidelines for assisting other persons in an evacuation.