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Accessibility Reports for Public Sector Organizations

Under the AODA, public sector organizations must complete accessibility reports every two years. The next accessibility reports for public sector organizations are due on December 31st, 2021. Moreover, the Ontario government will not give any extensions after December 31st, 2021. Therefore, public sector organizations should try to complete their reports early. In addition, if organizations have technical difficulties, they should let the Ministry for Seniors and Accessibility know. The Ministry can help resolve technical problems.


Preventing Physical Barriers in School

Currently, there are no AODA education standards. However, two AODA standards development committees have drafted recommendations of guidelines that AODA education standards should include. One committee has recommended guidelines for the kindergarten to grade twelve (K-12) education system. In this article, we outline recommended guidelines for preventing physical barriers in school.


Procedures for Allowing Service Animals in School

Currently, there are no AODA education standards. However, two AODA standards development committees have drafted recommendations of guidelines that AODA education standards should include. One committee has recommended guidelines for the kindergarten to grade twelve (K-12) education system. In this article, we outline recommended procedures for allowing service animals in school.


Accessible Experiential Learning Programs

Currently, there are no AODA education standards. However, two AODA standards development committees have drafted recommendations of guidelines that AODA education standards should include. One committee has recommended guidelines for the kindergarten to grade twelve (K-12) education system. In this article, we outline recommended guidelines for accessible experiential learning programs.

Accessible Experiential Learning Programs

The Committee notes that people with disabilities face a high unemployment rate and many accessibility barriers to employment. For example, some of these barriers include:


Accessibility in School Social Activities

Currently, there are no AODA education standards. However, two AODA standards development committees have drafted recommendations of guidelines that AODA education standards should include. One committee has recommended guidelines for the kindergarten to grade twelve (K-12) education system. In this article, we outline recommended guidelines for accessibility in school social activities.

Accessibility in School Social Activities

The Committee recognizes that students with disabilities often experience social isolation from their peers without disabilities. This isolation happens because of accessibility barriers, such as: