62 Community Engagement and Collaboration | Considerations | Accessibility

According to Accessibility Services Canada, accessibility refers to the design of products, devices, services, or environments for people who experience disabilities. Ontario has laws to improve accessibility for people with disabilities, including the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), the Ontario Human Rights Code, and the Ontario Building Code.

Accessibility should be considered within all of your KMb and community engagement work, and oftentimes community partners, stakeholders and representatives can provide real-world feedback around accessibility within projects that they are collaborating on.

Some relevant resources that may help you consider accessibility within your own work include:

  1. The AODA
    1. https://www.ontario.ca/laws/statute/05a11
    2. https://www.aoda.ca
  2. AODA requirements for education institutions
    1. https://www.aoda.ca/aoda-requirements-for-educational-institutions/
  3. World Wide Web Consortium’s Web Accessibility Initiative
    1. https://www.w3.org/WAI/
    2. https://www.w3.org/WAI/fundamentals/accessibility-intro/
    3. https://www.w3.org/WAI/videos/standards-and-benefits/


Magnifying glass iconAfter reviewing the above resources on accessibility, please revisit the module worksheet and complete section 11.




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