(1) Subject to subsection (2) and where available, the libraries of educational or training institutions that are obligated organizations shall provide, procure or acquire by other means an accessible or conversion ready format of print, digital or multimedia resources or materials for a person with a disability, upon request. O. Reg. 191/11, s. 18 (1).
(2) Special collections, archival materials, rare books and donations are exempt from the requirements of subsection (1). O. Reg. 191/11, s. 18 (2).
Resources to help develop procurement language when university libraries are acquiring accessible or conversion-ready formats of print, digital or multimedia resources or materials have been identified below. Also provided are sample procurement policies and practices.
In Section 1 (2), the IASR states that, “the requirements in the standards set out in this Regulation are not a replacement or a substitution for the requirements established under the Human Rights Code nor do the standards limit any obligations owed to persons with disabilities under any other legislation.”