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Assistive Technology Training for Educators

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 recommended assistive technology training for educators.

Assistive Technology Training for Educators

Accessible computer hardware and software give people with various disabilities improved access to information and communication. For example, equipment and programs on computers or mobile devices help students with disabilities to:


Accessible Communication Within and Between School Boards

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 recommended guidelines for accessible communication within and between school boards.


Accessible Assessments 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 recommended guidelines for accessible assessments in school.


White Cane Safety Day

Today is White Cane Safety Day!

White Cane Safety Day takes place around the world on October 15th every year. The day raises awareness about how blind people travel and celebrates how they contribute to their communities.

White Cane Safety Day

White Canes

White Cane Safety Day is named after the white cane, a tool many blind and visually impaired people use to travel. While they walk, they move the cane from side to side in front of them. The feel and sound of the cane on the ground or floor gives them information about what is ahead, including:


Person-Directed Learning

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 recommended guidelines for person-directed learning for all students.

Person-Directed Learning

Ontario students with disabilities can learn in many different locations. While some students attend their neighbourhood schools, others travel to different schools: