The Government of Ontario has committed to identifying and addressing accessibility barriers in the education sector, and developing a new accessibility standard for education. To this end, the Minister of Education is seeking public input into the new Accessibility Standard for Education.
The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, and accessibility standards provide a roadmap to an accessible Ontario, where people of all abilities can work, play and participate in all aspects of daily living. The purpose of a new accessibility standard for education would be to address barriers to accessibility in the delivery of education.
Under the Act and accessibility standards, organizations across Ontario have flexibility to provide accessible services in a way that meets the needs of people with disabilities and is appropriate to the organization’s unique circumstances.
Accessibility standards play an important role in setting a consistent baseline of accessibility throughout the province, raising awareness, and providing guidance to obligated organizations on identifying and removing barriers to accessibility.
You can help to improve accessibility in Ontario by taking part in this survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/EducationSu ...