Further information and support for accommodating students with disabilities are available from the university's Student Accessibility Services. This support unit includes a team of strategists and advisors who work collaboratively with students, staff, and faculty to develop accessible education strategies.
The Educators’ Accessibility Toolkit, a suite of resources available from Accessible Campus (an initiative of the Council of Ontario Universities), provides a good starting point for understanding how to make your courses and teaching more accessible.
The toolkit includes information on the following:
- Course planning (developing courses, writing a syllabus, teaching outside the classroom, E-Learning)
- Creating accessible science laboratories
- Creating accessible lectures and tips for teaching students with various disabilities
- Understanding and responding to mental illness
An integral component of accessible education is providing course materials in an accessible format. For information and guidance on how to do this see creating accessible documents.