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Under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) there are a number of committees that are tasked with reviewing or developing new accessibility standards.
The Kindergarten to Grade 12 (K-12) Education Standards Development Committee has released their drafted recommendations in developing accessibility standards in education. The report can be viewed on the Government of Ontario's website. The government will also be releasing a similar consultation for post-secondary education – we'll update you when it's released.
We’re asking community members to respond to the recommendations to ensure the proposed standards include the voices of people who are blind, partially sighted, or Deafblind.
How to participate:
1. By joining CNIB for a virtual consultation on (please pick one):
- Monday, July 5, 1:30 p.m. – 3 p.m. ET. (english). Register for the July 5 session using this Zoom registration link.
- Wednesday, July 7, 5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m. ET. (english). Register for the July 7 session using this Zoom registration link.
- Monday, July 12, 5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m. ET. (english). Register for the July 12 session using this Zoom registration link.
Your comments will help inform CNIB's official recommendations to the K-12 Education Standards Development Committee. If you prefer to submit your feedback in writing, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. If you'd like to schedule a 1:1 instead, you can do so by submitting a request to email@example.com.
The deadline to provide comments to the Ontario government is September 2, 2021.
The K-12 Education Standards Development Committee will review all feedback before it submits its final recommendations to the Minister for Seniors and Accessibility for consideration.