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Consultation and Training to Implement Accessibility Standards in Education

Currently, there are no AODA education standards. However, two AODA standards development committees have drafted recommendations of guidelines that AODA education standards should include. One committee has recommended guidelines for the kindergarten to grade twelve (K-12) education system. In this article, we outline the need for consultation and training to implement accessibility standards in education.


Accessibility in School for Students with Environmental Sensitivities and Autism

Currently, there are no AODA education standards. However, two AODA standards development committees have drafted recommendations of guidelines that AODA education standards should include. One committee has recommended guidelines for the kindergarten to grade twelve (K-12) education system. In this article, we outline recommendations to enhance accessibility in school for students with environmental sensitivities and autism.


The International Day of Sign Languages

Today is the International Day of Sign Languages! The International Day of Sign Languages takes place every year around the world on September 23rd. The day raises awareness about how people who are deaf use Sign languages to communicate and contribute to their communities.

The International Day of Sign Languages

Sign Languages

Sign languages are visual languages. Signers convey meaning through handshapes, movements, and facial expressions. Sign languages are complete languages with their own grammars. Many people who are deaf use sign languages. However, people who have other communication disabilities may also use sign languages.


Workshops to Stop Bullying in School

Currently, there are no AODA education standards. However, two AODA standards development committees have drafted recommendations of guidelines that AODA education standards should include. One committee has recommended guidelines for the kindergarten to grade twelve (K-12) education system. In this article, we outline recommendations for workshops to stop bullying in school.

The committee’s mandate from the Ontario government requires recommendations focused on the publicly-funded K-12 school system. However, students and educators with disabilities also face barriers in other school settings, including:


International Week of the Deaf

This week is International Week of the Deaf!

International Week of the Deaf takes place around the world in the last week of September every year. During this week, organizations around the world host events to celebrate how people who are deaf contribute to their communities. Moreover, the week also raises awareness about the rights of people who are deaf. In 2022, International Week of the Deaf takes place from Monday, September 19th until Sunday, September 25th.