Understanding Accessibility

Understanding Barriers to Accessibility

Accessibility is a general term used to describe the degree to which a product, device, service, or environment is available to be used by all intended audiences. According to the Government of Ontario, there are five identified barriers to accessibility for persons with disabilities. These barriers are attitudinal, organizational or systemic, architectural or physical, information or communications, and technological.

The Five Barriers to Accessibility

What is the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA)?

Learn more about the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) through a video overview of the AODA and how it applies to educators.

Mental Health & Accessibility

Mental illness is a complex and pervasive challenge, but also a manageable one. Ontario universities are committed to encouraging good mental health practices and to supporting students with mental illness to help them realize their academic and professional goals.

Learn more about mental health and accessibility