The purpose of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (AODA) is to improve opportunities for people with disabilities and to provide for their involvement in the identification, removal and prevention of barriers to their full participation in the life of the province. These barriers include physical, architectural, information, communication, attitudinal, technological and policies/practices barriers.
OADA legislation requires each school board to prepare an Accessibility Plan, to consult with people with disabilities in the preparation of this plan and to make the plan public. The Accessibility Plan describes the measures the board has taken in the past and measures the board will take this year to identify, remove and prevent barriers for people with disabilities who work in, use or attend school board facilities and use its services.
As part of the Integrated Accessibility Standards Regulation 2011, during 2013, all educators in charge of instructing students attended Accessibility Awareness Training. Teaching staff are encouraged to review all the resources in the TeachAble Project as the Accessibility Awareness training is just the beginning of our journey to work with students with special education needs in our classrooms.
Information about accessible PDF documents
The Halton District School Board is working toward having all PDF documents on this website fully accessible and compliant with AODA regulations. If you require a PDF document that is not accessible, please contact the Director's Office for assistance at 905-335-3665 ext. 3354.