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Accessibility HRCO

Our Commitment​ to Accessibility

We are committed to providing accessible programs, services and environments which support the four ​core principles of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA):

  • Integration
  • Equality of Opportunity
  • Dignity
  • Independence
These principles are aligned with the four Board priorities of the Multi-Year Strategic Plan and the Director's Action Plan​:

Building fully accessible learning and working environments requires shared responsibilities and collaborative commitments from staff, students and the wider YRDSB community.

The accessibility efforts of YRDSB are achieved through collaborations across different departments and areas of expertise. These collaborations are evident in the ongoing work of the HRCO with respect to the AODA Advisory Committee, Annual Accessibility Reports​, and​ the renewed Accessibility Policy #407.

Collectively, the accessibility policy and its related procedures are guided by the four core principles of the AODA together with the four Multi-Year Strategic Priorities.:​

 ​​Multi-Year Strategic Priorities and AODA core principles alignment

Foster Well-Being and Mental Health + Integration

We create safe, healthy and inclusive learning and working environments. This should include the meaningful integration of people with disabilities through inclusive practices and universal design.

Champion Equity and Inclusivity + Equality of Opportunity

We develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes to remove barriers in support of all learners. This should include removing barriers to accessibility in order to create equal opportunities for full participation and inclusion.

Build Collaborative Relationships + Dignity

​We build trusting relationships based on respectful and responsive communication. These relationships need to respect and value the contributions of people with disabilities.

Empower Ethical Leadership + Independence

We lead ethically by focusing on students and upholding our values. Our leaders need to engage and entrust people with decision-making autonomy and independence.

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