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District School Board of Niagara
Policy School Operations

G-34 Accessibility Standards for Information and Communication

Date Feb 2018
Review Feb 2023

The District School Board of Niagara (DSBN) is committed to ensuring that people with disabilities have the same opportunity of access to our services as do all others we serve. The DSBN is committed to meeting the accessibility needs of people with disabilities, in a timely manner, in the provision of services related to information and communications.

DSBN will provide or arrange for the provision of accessible formats and communication supports for persons with disabilities. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • providing educational or training resources or materials in an accessible format that takes into account the accessibility needs due to the disability of the person;
  • providing student records and information on program requirements, availability and descriptions in an accessible format to persons with disabilities;
  • ensuring that DSBN’s internet and intranet websites and web content conform with the World Wide Web Consortium Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0, at Level A.

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 E-11: Equity and Inclusive Education
  • Policy C-03: Service Accessibility Standards for Ontarians with Disabilities
  • Policy G-39: Human Rights Discrimination & Harassment or Occupational Health & Safety Workplace Harassment