Mission Statement

The Accessibility Network IEERG serves as a resource for employees to increase awareness, share ideas, news and resources on disability topics.

The Accessibility Network IEERG provides an opportunity to develop strong relationships and create a positive work environment for all employees whose lives have been impacted by disability.

The Accessibility Network IEERG supports WPI’s commitment to diversity and inclusion to foster a welcoming, accessible and supportive environment to the WPI Community through the exploration of topics of employment and workplace issues facing employees with disabilities. 

Goals

2019-2020

This year's goals (2019-2020) are to assess the current or future needs for WPI employees, increase awareness of the resource group and expand our numbers in the next year. More info to come on announcements such as upcoming meetings, events, focus groups, etc.

Members

MembersMembers
Roxanne GardnerStephanie Pasha
Gregory PalmerinoMark Taricco
Jane LapierreBill Batelle
Elizabeth ChiricoTaylor Garnes
Heather MulryDavid Pula
Beckley SchowalterJessica Szivos
Christopher ChagnonCaitlin Keller

Accommodations through Talent & Inclusion Office

 A WPI employee may request a disability accommodation needed to perform a job effectively by using the Accommodation Request form available on the HR Forms page.

The employee will work with his or her supervisor and with the Division of Talent & Inclusion to find mutually acceptable solutions that comply with all state and federal regulations.  More details for reasonable accommodation requests can be found in the WPI Employee Handbook.   

Office of Accessibility Services

  The Office of Accessibility Services provides resources and support in efforts to provide equal access to members of the campus community. If you have experienced a barrier to access on campus (i.e. faculty accessible door openers, technology accessibility, etc.), please complete the Report of Barrier form.

Campus Building Accessibility Issues

For elevator malfunction or snow removal barrier, please contact Facilities at 508-831-5500. If after business hours, please contact Campus Police at 508-831-5433.

If there is a card access issue, then a ticket should be created by emailing its@wpi.edu.