Accessibility at the UGDSB

The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 is the first of its kind in Canada.

People with disabilities should have the same kind of opportunities as everyone else. They should be able to do the things that most of us take for granted like going to work or school.

That's the goal of Ontario's legislation. Businesses and organizations - like the Upper Grand District School Board - who provide goods and services to people in Ontario will have to meet certain accessibility standards in five important areas of our lives:

  • Customer Service
  • Built Environment
  • Employment
  • Information and Communication
  • Transportation

The Upper Grand District School Board is committed to ensuring that its services meet optimum standards of accessibility for people with disabilities.

Feedback

We welcome your comments and feedback about accessibility issues at the Upper Grand District School Board.

Accessibility Policy and Procedures

The Upper Grand District School Board has developed new Accessibility Policy and Procedures that went into effect in March 2013:

Accessibility Planning

Accessibility Reports

Training

UGDSB employees have received online accessibility training that was customized to the board's needs. An example of similar training provided by the Ontario Education Services Corporation (OESC) can be accessed on their site, "How May I Help You".