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Guidelines and Resources


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The Education Commons is committed to providing accessible services and facilities for students, faculty and staff. If you encounter any barriers to access, either in our physical space or in use of our online services, please speak to the EC staff person responsible for support in that area. 

It is the goal of the Education Commons that new web applications developed by the Solutions Development Team will be accessible to all users. Programmers consult the applicable W3C WAI guidelines and techniques documentation when undertaking new projects. Existing applications are being enhanced during re-development cycles if any barriers to access are identified.


OISE Computer Labs and Software

A wheelchair accessible lab is available in the common area of the EC computer lab, located on the 3rd floor of the main OISE building. In addition, the EC provides a range of adaptive technology software on every workstation in the lab area, including the computer classrooms. For a list of the technologies that are available in the OISE computer lab go to the Computer Labs page. 

Office 365 is available to all OISE students, Faculty and staff.  You can learn about some of the features on the Adaptive Technology site.


Adaptive Technology Lab - Quiet Space and Scanner

An adaptive technology lab is available for students who require specialized hardware or software in quiet area, for example for use of voice input technology. This facility is also available to students, instructors or developers who would like to explore the functionality of the software or test resources and applications they have developed.

Please let us know if you would like assistance or consultation on the accessibility of web-based resources you are developing or using.

If you have particular software or equipment needs, please advise us of your requirements and we will do our best to accommodate you. Please contact the EC Computer Lab Supervisor.


AT Select Tool from the OISE Academic Intervention Lab

Assistive Technology (AT) is any technology that enables an individual with a disability to bypass their weaknesses and complete tasks and activities independently. With over 400 different ATs on the market, the AT Select Tool from the OISE Academic Intervention Lab provides a guide along with a comprehensive review of AT to assist in the decision making process. - www.atselect.org




Adaptive Technology Cart

The "Adaptive Technology Cart" is a mobile workstation that can be used by students, faculty and staff for demonstration and instructional purposes. It is available on a flexible basis for individual use, group activities or classroom demos.

Please see Adaptive Technology Cart for more information.


Accessibility Services 

Accessibility Services facilitates the inclusion of students with disabilities into all aspects of university life.  Services include:

  • Alternative test & examination arrangements
  • Notetaking services
  • Sign language interpreters
  • Adaptive equipment & assistive devices
  • Alternative format for printed materials
  • Information & resource materials on health conditions & disability related issues
  • Liaison with academic & administrative units within the University & with off-campus agencies

 OISE Building Access Notices

For information on closures effecting access to the OISE building, please visit OISE Building Access Notices.

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