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Queen's launches accessibility training suite

Queen's launches accessibility training suite

By Craig Leroux, Senior Communications Officer

A newly launched accessibility training suite gives the Queen’s community easy access to the training they require under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). The training provides information about everyone’s responsibilities under the legislation and illustrates ways to incorporate the principles of accessibility into the services Queen’s provides.

The training suite was developed by the Equity Office with guidance from the Education, Training, and Awareness Working Group under the Queen’s Accessibility Framework. It consists of four modules:

  • Accessible Customer Service outlines the principles of accessibility when communicating and interacting with persons with disabilities.
  • Human Rights 101 outlines the university’s disability-related obligations under the Ontario Human Rights Code.
  • Access Forward provides an understanding of the standards in the Integrated Accessibility Standards Regulation.
  • Accessible Instruction for Educators communicates information about making the classroom learning experience accessible to all.
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Need help making your website accessible? Hire a student this summer!

Students can assist making your Queen's website Accessible

A popular program offered by Information Technology Services (ITS) to help academic and support units improve and create websites is returning this year. The Summer Student Web Resource Program (SSWRP), launched in 2009, hires Queen’s students to undertake website projects over the course of the summer.

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Queen's embarks on two-year accessibility audit

Queen's embarks on two-year accessibility audit

By Mark Kerr, Senior Communications Officer

An accessibility audit of the university’s built environment will commence during reading week with a pilot audit of Stirling Hall and Jeffery Hall.

The pilot audit will test the data collection and reporting methodology before the first phase of the project begins in April 2015. Over a two-year period, the university will audit approximately 6-million square-feet of interior and exterior space in academic and administration buildings, libraries, student centres and any other buildings expected to undergo capital upgrades, updates or renovations.

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Studio [Y] is recruiting!

Studio Y Information Session - Kingston @ Queen's University, Dunning 11

When: Wednesday, 25 February 2015 from 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM (EST)

Studio Y is a fully-funded fellowship for young people 18-29 focused on learning, innovation, and leadership based out of the MaRS Discovery District in Toronto, Canada’s largest innovation hub. Each year, Studio Y invites 25 young people to participate in the full-time, 8-month Fellowship.

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Round Two Accessibility Queen's Grant 2014 - Application Deadline: Jan 30, 2015

Round Two - Accessibility Queen's Grant 2014

Accessibility Queen’s, a committee under the Social Issues Commission, provides grants for initiatives designed to improve physical, academic and social accessibility for Queen’s students across campus. These grants will be awarded to clubs/organizations that best meet the eligibility requirements as listed in the grant application.

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Ontario Human Rights Commission Policy Launch: Preventing discrimination based on mental health disabilities and addictions

Ontario Human Rights Commission Policy Launch: Preventing discrimination based on mental health disabilities and addictions

Organizations operating in Ontario have a legal duty to take steps to prevent and respond to discrimination based on mental health or addictions disabilities.

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Accessibility Queen's Grant 2014 - Application Deadline: Nov 14, 2014

Accessibility Queen's Grant 2014

Accessibility Queen’s, a committee under the Social Issues Commission, provides grants for initiatives designed to improve physical, academic and social accessibility for Queen’s students across campus. These grants will be awarded to clubs/organizations that best meet the eligibility requirements as listed in the grant application.

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