(1) Every obligated organization that is an educational or training institution shall do the following, if notification of need is given:
(2) For the purposes of this section and sections 16, 17 and 18, an obligated organization is an educational or training institution if it falls into one of the following categories:
In accordance with requirements under the Ontario Human Rights Code, all Ontario universities are expected to provide accommodations to students upon request. Normal procedures should therefore be followed. Institutional staff should be reminded of this requirement regularly.
In particular, Registrar offices should be reminded of the obligations of Section 15(1)2 to provide student records and information on program requirements in an accessible format when requested by persons with disabilities.
Institutions should ensure that faculty and others responsible for selecting educational material are aware that it must be available in accessible formats, whether it is purchased or created by the faculty member. Please see resources below.
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.”