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District School Board of Niagara
Policy Board Governance and Administration

A-19 Accessibility Standards - Policy Statement

Date Feb 2018
Review Feb 2023

It is the policy of the District School Board of Niagara (DSBN) to provide an environment in all of its facilities that fosters independence, dignity and respect. The DSBN is committed to providing services that are free of barriers and biases to our students, parents/guardians, the public and our staff. We strive to ensure that the principle of equity of opportunity is reflected and valued in our learning and working environments. Our conduct will demonstrate our belief in the strength that diversity brings to our communities.

We are committed to ensuring that people with disabilities have the same opportunity of access to our services in a similar way, as these services are available to all others we serve. We are committed to meeting, in a timely manner, the accessibility needs of people with disabilities in the provision of services including those related to information and communication, employment, and student transportation.

Legal Framework

Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (AODA)
Integrated Accessibility Standards, Ontario Regulation 191/11
Ontario Human Rights Code
Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2001

Cross-Referencing

District School Board of Niagara Accessibility Plan – 2010-2020

References

  • Policy B-01: Purchasing
  • Policy C-03: Service Accessibility Standards for Ontarians with Disabilities
  • Policy E-11: Equity and Inclusive Education
  • Policy E-18: Accessibility Standards for Employment
  • Policy G-34: Accessibility Standards for Information and Communication
  • Policy G-39: Human Rights Discrimination & Harassment or Occupational Health & Safety Workplace Harassment
  • Policy J-02: Accessibility Standards for School Transportation