Tag: Accessibility

Ontario must strengthen education systems to equalize opportunity

The Ontario government is launching a new initiative to make higher education accessible and affordable for all students. In its budget, the provincial government unveiled the Ontario Student Grant—a project aimed at giving all Ontarians equal opportunity to obtain a university degree. Beginning in 2017, students from low-income families (households […]

A universal approach to accessibility on McGill campus

McGill is seeking to incorporate universal design—an approach towards the establishment of an environment that adapts to everyone’s needs—to the physical layout of its buildings and accessibility of the university as a whole. The thinking behind universal design is that disabling situations within people’s environments are what affect individuals with […]

Subcommittee on Persons with Disabilities promotes universal design for classrooms and residences

The Office for Students with Disabilities (OSD) and the Senate Subcommittee on Persons with Disabilities are joining efforts to promote wider accessibility on the McGill campus, pushing for universal design as well as more education around the topics of mental health and impacts of stereotypes. Arts Senator and member of […]