Next steps

Two images are shown. The first image shows two students walking through a building. The second photo shows two women having a casual meeting.While individual departments have undertaken specific measures to increase accessibility for persons with disabilities, this plan is the first step in establishing a University-wide framework and vision for an inclusive culture within Waterloo, with disabilities in mind. The visionary goals outlined above will allow individual departments to respond with detailed implementation plans that will be sustainable and actionable for their specific operations.

Waterloo will be transparent in its work and continued progress towards these goals by releasing accessibility progress reports annually to track its activities against each of the objectives highlighted. In addition to standalone accessibility reports, which will address the AODA requirements for reporting, Waterloo will include key metrics into relevant standardized campus reporting to emulate the importance of inclusion and integration of accessibility as a standard University benchmark.