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Accessible Queen’s. Jeanette Parsons Robin Moon Brad Murphy. Objectives:. Introduce key features Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 Summarize – accessible customer service Summarize – accessible information & communication What’s happening at Queen’s? - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


  • Jeanette Parsons Robin Moon Brad Murphy
  • Introduce key features Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 Summarize â accessible customer service Summarize â accessible information & communication Whatâs happening at Queenâs? What does Queenâs need to do?
  • Accommodation â individualized, reactive Ontario Human Rights Code â 1962 Disability in the person Equitable and non-discriminatory opportunities for participation; basis in anti-discrimination Accessibility â systemic and proactive Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (AODA) Disability in the environment Integrate accessibility in design
  • Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 Unique legislation anywhere in the world â legislates proactive advancement of accessibility through standards Annual reporting requirements verifying compliance, including audits and fines for non-compliance
  • Dignity Preserving the personâs self-worth. Not treating persons with disabilities as an afterthought. Independence People are able to do things on their own without unnecessary help or interference Integration Person benefits from same service, in the same place, time and way as others Equal Opportunity Same chances, options, benefits and results as others
  • Requirements Policies, practices & procedures consistent with core principles Process for providing notice of temporary disruptions Feedback process Communicate with a person with a disability in a way that takes into account their disability Training
  • Vision By 2025, all information and methods of communication to and from an individual will be designed to be accessible to persons with disabilities consistent with human rights law, the French Language Services Act (where applicable) and inclusive design principles.
  • Goal for organizations: Communicate with a person with a disability taking into account personâs disability Same amount of time review, respond to information/communication Same quality (up-to-date, complete, accurate) Same availability â time and place
  • Policies Requests for info/comm. â alternate formats Requests for comm. supports and services Procurement policies address accessibility Info/comm. â available in plain language Within 1 year of enactment
  • Requirements Statement of commitment Training employees Requests for info/comm/supports Duty to Notify Training Information/communication barriers Organizationsâ tools/resources
  • Requirements, contâd Emergency and Public Safety Information â 1 year Websites New stored content â 1 year Existing websites â 3 years Existing stored web content â upon request Accessible = W3C, 2.0, Level A Non-web based info/com Upon request
  • Education Institutions Procure â accessible or conversion ready electronic formats education/training materials Ensure educators design accessible class/course instruction Education/training materials to students â before or at the same time 3 years Educational Libraries Developers: Education and training materials
  • The Equity Office: ( HCDS: Disability Services: The Adaptive Technology Centre: Web Publish CMS: Web Standards and Accessibility Guide ITServices: workshops, Summer Student resource Program, Centre for Teaching and Learning, Emerging Technology Centre: (captioning, etc.)
  • Continue capacity-building Implement broader coordination Standardized Queenâs approach and evaluation methods Mandates or policies Faculty/staff â responsible for self-development to identify issues and solutions
  • Distributed to the webmaster list serve, Jan. 28, 2010: Please add the following text in your web siteâs contact area. The Department of ___________ is committed to advancing accessibility for persons with disabilities at Queenâs University and we welcome your feedback. To let us know how weâre doing, you may wish to complete this Customer Service-Accessibility Feedback form (linked to All accessibility related feedback goes to the Accessibility Coordinator in the Equity Office, who will follow up with you as appropriate. Alternatively, you can submit feedback by e-mail, mail, fax, and phone. Please refer to the online form for all contact details."
  • Jeanette Parsons, Equity Office Robin Moon, Marketing & Communications Brad Murphy, IT Services * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *