Accessible Wayfinding

The Nanaimo campus is beautiful, yet complex. Important accessibility features such as powered doors and ramps are not always readily visible and easy to find. Additionally, accessible routes can be difficult to find amongst the maze of stairs. 

The VIU Accessible Wayfinding Initiative was created in 2019 to mitigate these issues. Below we present the results of the project: a collection of accessible mobility wayfinding maps for the Nanaimo Campus. 

Stair-Free Accessibility Map (Main Campus)

This downloadable and printable PDF map shows the location of power doors, ramps, accessible parking spaces and other features on the main portion Nanaimo campus. Additionally, stair-free routes are indicated with their degree of accessibility.

Main Campus Map

Web Map

This web map has 76 pre-programmed accessible routes for the Nanaimo campus. Additionally, there is information on single-stall accessible washrooms, power door locations, and much more!

Web Map

Building to Building Route Maps

If the web map is not for you, do not fret. This is a collection of downloadable and printable stair-free routes between key buildings and parking lots on campus. Use these to plan your routes between classes or a visit to campus.

Route Maps

Stair-Free Accessibility Map (Student Housing)

This downloadable and printable map shows the location of power doors, ramps, accessible parking spaces and other features of the Nanaimo Campus Student Housing complex. Additionally, stair-free routes are indicated with their degree of accessibility.

Student Housing Map
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