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From left to right, Milé Komlen, Vilma Rossi, and Accessibility Specialists Ayshia Musleh and Raihanna Hirji-Khalfan with baby Ilhaam.

Accessibility Resources


On this page you'll find accessibility resources and helpful guides for creating accessible documents, events and foster a culture of inclusion at Mac.

For more accessibility resources geared towards faculty, students, staff and/or visitors to campus, please visit McMaster's online hub for all things accessibility, accessibility.mcmaster.ca.  


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AODA Compliance

 
The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, known more commonly as the AODA, is a piece of Ontario legislation that was put in place to improve the identification, removal and prevention of barriers faced by persons with disabilities.  The Act applies to various public sectors including employment, public transportation, education, provincial and municipal government services and facilities, as well as other goods, services and facilities open to the public.
 
As a publicly regulated institution, McMaster University is mandated to comply with the AODA.  McMaster's AODA website contains information about the legislation and information about how McMaster is working to meet its legislated obligations under the AODA.  The AODA website will also allow you to...
 

Get Involved: Committees Dedicated to Accessibility

Joining a committee or working group is a great way to meet other members of the campus community who are dedicated to removing barriers on campus and fostering access for all.  There is work that can be undertaken by staff, students and faculty on campus.  If you are interested in learning more, feel free to contact us directly.
 

McMaster Accessibility Council (MAC)

  • The McMaster Accessibility Council is responsible for monitoring AODA compliance
  • MAC is open to senior management and their designates

PACBIC's Access & Accommodation Working Group

The President's Advisory Committee on Building an Inclusive Community (PACBIC) is dedicated to advancing McMaster's third strategic goal of building an inclusive community with a shared purpose.  Working groups are convened in response to issues that arise on campus.  The Access & Accommodation working group is dedicated to addressing existing barriers and working towards creating a culture of inclusion.
 
PACBIC meets once a month between September and May and meetings are open to all members of the campus community.  If you would like to join the Access & Accommodation working group, please contact the Accessibility Specialist

Community of Practice on Accessibility 

The CoP on Accessibility is dedicated to accessible education.  It is open to faculty and staff who are interested in removing barriers that may exist in the classroom.
 
The CoP, Accessibility meets monthly from September to May.  If you're interested in learning more, please contact the McMaster Institute for Innovation and Excellence in Teaching and Learning.
 

 

Are you working on an exciting initiative focused on accessibility?  We'd love to hear about it!  Please contact us and we'll share your initiative on this page!