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Council of Ontario Universities (COU): Introduction to Accessible Education. This website provides a number of resources for educators. The COU has developed a number of resources and links to assist Ontario Universities in meeting their obligations under Section 16 of the Integrated Accessibility Standards Regulation of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). The following links are derived from the COU website and their supporting resources.
Introduction to Accessible Education
Understanding Barriers to Accessibility. This section of the website answers two fundamental questions: what is accessibility and what are the five barriers to accessibility?
- Developing Courses
- Writing a Course Syllabus
- Consideration of Student Accessibility When Teaching Outside the Classroom
- Selecting Accessible Venues
- Teaching Students with Deaf-Blindness
- Teaching Students with Learning Disabilities
- Teaching Students with Mental Health Disabilities
- Teaching Students with Physical Disabilities
- Teaching Students with Speech-Related Disabilities
- Teaching Students with Visual Disabilities
Supporting Students with Disabilities. This website was designed for post-secondary educators and Accessibility Centre/Disability Services Office staff, tutors, and mentors in New Brunswick, Canada. It is available for anyone who is interested. The website has eleven modules and each module provides valuable information on disabilities.
Practical Resources for Accessible Education. Information regarding: teaching outside the classroom, field trips, field work, etc.
Universal Design for Learning
University of Guelph, Universal Instructional Design Implementation Guide
Accessibility in E-Learning
The COU Accessibility in E-Learning has a number of resources available to Educators regarding online learning.
Accessibility in e-learning: What You Need to Know
Standards and Specifications
Accessible Content Authoring Practices
Easy to Use Resources
ChromeVox Screen Reader Setup
Turning Images Off in Web Browsers
Additional Resources and References
COU, Video Series on Mental Health
Other Resources on Mental Health
Post-Secondary Student Helpline, Good2Talk
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Mental Health and Addiction 101
Government of Ontario, Human Rights Code
Ontario Human Rights Commission, Accommodating students with disabilities. Roles and Responsibilities (fact sheet)