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Help create more accessible learning spaces for students: New accessibility resources now available

August 11, 2014

The National Educational Association of Disabled Students (NEADS), in partnership with the Council of Ontario Universities (COU) and the University of Toronto, has developed a number of resources to help educators’ foster more accessible and inclusive educational environments where students can engage in active learning and demonstrate, through hands-on activities, the understanding of the practical components of a given discipline.

The recommendations made in these resources are directed toward building inclusive laboratory environments and supporting a culture of accessibility for all undergraduate and graduate students at our universities.

They include:

• Creating Accessible Practical Spaces
• Improving Access to Archival Spaces
• Improving Access to Art and Design Studios
• Simulation Learning

These resources are found at AccessibleCampus.ca  – a space hosted by Council of Ontario Universities for the purpose of assisting university administrators and educators in making universities more accessible.

Students disclosing a need for an accommodation due to a disability should register with the appropriate Accessibility Services Office:

Accessibility Services at the St. George (Downtown) Campus

Accessibility Services at the University ofToronto Mississauga (UTM)

Accessibility Services at the University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC)

For more information, please contact University of Toronto’s Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) Office at aoda@utoronto.ca.