The Ottawa Catholic School Board's Accessibility Committee works to promote the dignity and value of the whole person through identifying and addressing barriers for persons with disabilities among its students, staff and visitors. The committee was initiated in concordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) legislation and is comprised of representative members of employee groups and members at large who meet several times per year.
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The Board's official Accessibility Plan serves to fulfill its obligations to the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) and the Ontario Disability Act (ODA) by establishing and implementing necessary practices and procedures. The Accessibility Plan is a “living document” that is continuously reviewed and sculptured to reflect the evolving needs of our staff, students and visitors. During the last several years, there have been a several initiatives at the Ottawa Catholic School Board to identify, remove, and prevent barriers to people with disabilities, and the Board continues to work towards providing full access to all Board properties by 2025.
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Disruption of Service Notices
Many Board and school facilities are equipped with services that enhance accessibility, including service ramps and elevators. Occasionally, these services are rendered unavailable due to a malfunction or other interruption. In the event that one of these services is disrupted, the Board or school facility will post a Disruption of Service Notice inside the building, as well as on their website, in an effort to keep staff and visitors fully informed until service can be restored.
Disruption of Service Notices will be also posted here, and will be feautred as a News Alert/Advisory on our Board's homepage.
Phone: 613-224-4455 ext 2306
Ottawa Catholic School Board
570 West Hunt Club Road
Nepean, Ontario K2G 3R4
Our website adheres to Ontario Ministry standards for accessibility by ensuring that users can read all of the textual information with ease. You can increase the font size of the text by using the feature options in the top navigation menu. You can translate all of our webpages into any language by using the Translate function at the top of each page. We have also placed audio files on many webpages that will read the words on the page for users who are visually impaired.Ontario Ministry of Community and Social Services - Accessibility >>
The Board is pleased to accommodate persons with a disability who are accompanied by their guide dog or service animal in those areas of the premises owned or operated by the Board which are open to the public, unless another law excludes the animal. If law excludes the permission of a service animal, then the Board will use other measures to provide services to the person with a disability.
To be considered a service animal under the Customer Service Standard, O. Reg 429/07, it must be either readily apparent (obvious by its appearance or what it is doing) that the animal is being used because of a person’s disability or the person with a disability must provide a letter from a physician or a medical practitioner that it is required because of their disability.
The accessibility online workshops provide a short overview of the Customer Service and Integrated Accessibility Regulations for persons with disabilities. For additional information please refer to our Policies and Procedures >>