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Law, Societies and Justice 332 May 22, 2007 Group Two April Monastrial Carolyn Thayer Corrina Emerick James Malone Leisl Bauman Megan Hanse Kane Hall Architectural Accessibility Survey
Kane Hall Overview Kane Hall is a classroom-auditorium building Kane Hall was built in 1971 Kane Hall has the largest lecture halls on the UW campus; some rooms can seat more than 720 people In addition to classrooms, Kane Hall also houses the Walker-Ames Reception Room for large gatherings Kane Hall also houses a number of departments: -Classroom Support Services (CSS) -UWTV
Kane Hall is intended for large classes, lectures, gatherings and receptions Many entry-level undergraduate courses are held in Kane Hall Kane Hall houses both UW and non-UW activities, such as SAT testing and outside conferences Kane Overview, Cont.
Kane Hall Location Kane Hall is located in the “North Central” area Kane Hall sits at the northeast end of Red Square Kane Hall is above the Central Plaza parking garage and is relatively close to 15th avenue
Kane Hall Classroom Overview The following table shows the size of each classroom in Kane Hall. This does not include the Walker-Ames room or any other rooms. LevelRoomSeats 1110230 1120440 1130720 2210245 2220240 2235125 223420
Kane Hall Accessibility Survey Our survey of Kane Hall is founded on the “Facility Checklist” worksheet Survey took place on May 1, 2007 Survey was conducted during normal building hours between 14:00-16:00 Questions on ADA building practices were addressed by referencing a professional interior designer and an ADA text
Kane Hall Accessibility Overview Kane Hall meets most though not all ADA requirements Most requirements are met at minimum level For such a large and central building, Kane is not nearly accessible enough Remodeling projects in Kane have failed to rectify many major problems Many problems are not necessarily specific to Kane Hall
Cultural Construction of Disability through Kane Hall Kane Hall is created with able-bodies individuals in mind; persons with disabilities have been “retrofitted” into the building as needed As Mutua observes, accessibility and spontaneity are almost inversely related; in Kane Hall one must follow a very rigid and set path Therefore, we must question why Kane is constructed in such a way - surely it seems not to be out of consideration for individuals with disabilities Most accessible areas are in the basement of Kane Hall; this puts individuals with disabilities outside of the public sphere into a less visited place Accessibility features and devices are often camouflaged which makes them harder to see as distinct from the environment If disability is culturally constructed, what can we say about only doing the bare minimum as required by law?