The Government of Ontario has posted both the AODA Postsecondary Education Standards Development Committee’s Final Recommendations Report and the Education Technical Sub-Committee’s Transition Report online.
The committees were tasked with identifying accessibility barriers in Ontario’s publicly funded postsecondary education sector and provide recommendations on measures to prevent and remove these barriers for students with disabilities through the development of a proposed Education Accessibility Standard. The Ontario government is now carefully reviewing the final recommendations and may accept them in full, in part, or with modification.
Postsecondary Education Final Recommendations Report:
Education Technical Sub-Committee’s Final Transitions Report:
AODA Legislative Reviews
- Independent 4th Review of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (AODA). Reviewer Rich Donovan 2023 Interim report
- Independent 3rd Review of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (AODA). Reviewer the Honourable David C. Onley: 2019 Final AODA legislative review report
‘A life-long champion of accessibility’: U of T remembers former lieutenant governor and alumnus David Onley
Former Lieutenant Governor, and UTSC alumnus, David C. Onley stands at a podium laughing with a sign language interpreter in the background. This photo was taken in 2009 when the Lieutenant Governor was the guest speaker at a special event hosted by AccessAbility Services.
He was a mentor and champion to many, forever improving the lives of people with disabilities.
November 2022: The late David C. Onley, met with Stephanie Cadieux, the Chief Accessibility Officer of Canada and Tina Doyle, Director of AccessAbility Services, to discuss accessibility in Ontario and the postsecondary sector.
Employment and Disability
The Phenomenological Research/Remedies on Employment & Disability (PROUD) Project is a multi-year research initiative studying disability and employment. The study compares the experiences of disabled employees, employers who hire people with disabilities, and their coworkers, across five countries: Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, France and Belgium.
Broadcastability - A podcast by, for, and about people with disabilities in the workplace led by the PROUD project