Accessibility Toolkit

The Accessibility toolkit is your primary source for the most updated information and resources related to the Ontario government's Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) and its current five Standards on Accessible:

  1. Information and Communications
  2. Employment
  3. Transportation
  4. Design of Public Spaces
  5. Customer Service

The Information and Communications and Customer Service Standards have requirements that most directly impact Universities and academic Libraries. The toolkit's lens is focused mostly on these Standards.

Updates on Standard amendments and new Standards on the horizon, including an Education Standard that will also have a direct impact on Universities and academic Libraries, are also included in the toolkit.

Universal Design and its impact on instruction and learning is another topic covered, along with a disability definition, and information and resources on assistive devices, reporting accessibility barriers, and planning for inclusion.