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Accessibility

Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board is committed to the continual improvement of accessibility to school board facilities, policies, programs, practices and services for students, staff, parents, guardians, volunteers and members of the community with disabilities.

The Multi-Year Annual Accessibility Plan (Pdf) [1], describes the actions taken by HPEDSB in the past and actions to be taken during the five-year period from September 2020 to August 2025. The plan will identify, remove and prevent barriers for people with disabilities who work, learn and participate in the school board community and environment including students, staff, parents and guardians, volunteers and visitors to the Board at its schools.

The multi-year plan is developed in accordance with the Integration Accessibility Standards Regulation 191/11 (IASR) [2] under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (AODA) [2] and the Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2001 (ODA). HPEDSB will strive to provide an environment in all of its facilities that fosters independence, dignity and respect for persons with disabilities.

The AODA provides an enhanced emphasis on required actions to meet the needs of persons with disabilities. The AODA includes regulations with respect to:

Please refer to Board Administrative Procedure 133: Accessibility Standards – General Outline (Pdf) [3], which addresses procedures related to the AODA and the Board’s commitment to take into account a person’s disability for accessibility requirements.

Our commitment to accessibility is ongoing

In maintaining the plan, the Accessibility Advisory Committee (AAC) invites advice from persons with disabilities by email at [email protected] In selection of members of the committee, organizations are asked to appoint representatives with disabilities where possible.

HPEDSB actions to date

Contact information

Toll-free: 1-800-267-4350

Phone: 613-966-1170 extension 62129

Fax: 613-966-5691

Email: [email protected]