UNH Employee Survey
In fall 2011, the President’s Commission on the Status of People with Disabilities at the University of New Hampshire collected data on prevalence of disability among UNH employees (both Manchester and Durham campuses) and the employment climate for employees with disabilities at UNH. The survey had a 17% response rate with a sample size of 700. Read the Full Report
The data on the 1st graph shows that 11% of the respondents reported having a disability and that among those with disabilities, 3% reported having multiple disabilities.
- On the 2nd graph data indicates that 49.6% of all survey respondents felt that overall accessibility at UNH is good or excellent, 40.9% rated accessibility as fair or poor and 9.5% had no opinion.
- 52.6% of respondents with a disability rated overall campus accessibility as excellent or good
- One quarter of respondents have participated in some training about working with people with disabilities.
- 72.5% of respondents with a disability reported feeling accepted in the UNH workplace
- 16.5% of respondents with a disability reported having experienced discrimination at work based on disability
- Just over 5% of all respondents have observed harassment or similar unfair treatment of employees with disabilities
- Respondents commended Transportation Services and Dining Services for their excellent accessibility and climate for people with disabilities
- Increase participation of people with disabilities in the planning and design phases of new or renovated physical spaces, programs and events based on a review of current practices.
- To address accessibility issues we recommend the following:
- Evaluate the walkways, reduce or eliminate uneven paths.
- Evaluate all new construction and renovation projects to ensure that the acoustics of the room reduce or eliminate ambient noise.
- Provide more education and training around the use of amplification and assistive listening devices.
- While the University does provide a range of training opportunities, only 25% of all respondents have participated in such trainings.
- The University as a community, including administrators , managers, faculty, staff, and students can benefit from more training and
- The results of the survey will be used to guide the Commission’s work in the future as we develop programming and advise the President on policy initiatives that seek to improve accessibility for and acceptance of people with disabilities at UNH.
Students with Disabilities in Postsecondary Education: A Profile of Preparation, Participation, and Outcomes