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Emergency Preparedness Program

Emergency Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) Screens

On October 1st, 2009, York University installed 25 liquid crystal display (LCD) television screens in high traffic areas on the Keele campus as part of the emergency preparedness and security services programs.

Screens are installed in the Bennett Centre for Student Services, Burton Auditorium colonnade, Central Square, Curtis Lecture Halls, Scott Library, Student Centre colonnade, Technology Enhanced Learning Building, Vari Hall, William Small Centre near the Tim Horton's restaurant, York Lanes colonnade and in the York Lanes retail area.

During non-emergency times, the LCD screens will display a variety of information including safety tips, current news and weather. If an emergency situation occurs, York University Security Services will display an emergency message with instructions on what you should do, which includes a red banner with bold lettering and an audible tone. The screen display will be accessible to anyone, including those with visual and hearing impairments.  The York Community is encouraged to pay attention to these screens and follow their instructions in the event of an emergency.

The short video clip below provides an overview of how the LCD screens function and the types of messages that may be broadcast in the event of an emergency.

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