The Accessibility Committee has published the Multi-Year Accessibility Plan (MYAP) after engaging in consultation with the University community.
Building upon a commitment to promote equitable opportunities for all individuals, MYAP was created to enhance, formalize and make public many of our current and proposed accessibility practices. This on-going initiative guides the strategies and actions to meet Waterloo’s obligation for creating an accessible environment under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) and within Policy 58: Accessibility.
Incorporating feedback from campus and community members, the MYAP captures the University’s accessibility priorities in seven key areas: Policy and Procedures, Customer Service, Information and Communication, Design of Public Spaces, Employment, Education, and Training and Tools for Employees (including instructors).
This initial plan is for the 2018-2022 period and a progress report will be released on an annual basis.
Waterloo is committed to fostering an accessible campus environment for persons with disabilities. The initial and subsequent plans in the MYAP will set directives to support and encourage members of the Waterloo community to think strategically when planning by addressing barriers that might exist rather than retrofitting accessibility considerations in an end state.