Seeks Removal of
Following a five-month
consultation, Ontarios Human Rights Commissioner, Keith Norton,
released a report identifying the action needed to remove and reduce barriers
faced by disabled students. Mr. Norton also called on governments, school
boards, educators, colleges and universities to recognize their responsibility
and take action to better accommodate the needs of students with disabilities.
The Commission will develop guidelines on accessible education to address the duty to accommodate in the education sector. It will also be monitoring progress during the next 12 months to determine what additional steps are required, and warned it may itself initiate a formal complaint to ensure compliance with the Human Rights Code. The Code guarantees the right to equal treatment in education, without discrimination on the grounds of disability.
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