Course Description

This course is designed to provide you with an introduction to accessibility legislation throughout the world, including the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), the Accessible Canada Act, and international legislation from the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, and New Zealand. It will examine the difference between standards based and accommodations based legislation throughout different jurisdictions and provide you with foundational knowledge to apply legislative requirements to practical situations


This course is fully online and asynchronous, meaning you typically will not have to be online at specific times. You will engage in course-related activities through online tools such as announcements, discussions, and email. Your course learning will be based on weekly module content and activities that you can go through independently. Note: there are still deadlines for assignment submissions, and you may be expected to participate in discussion board interactions with your peers on a regular basis.

Your instructor may also include occasional scheduled sessions for Q&As and other discussion activities, using web conferencing tools such as Zoom and Google Meet. More details will be included in your course outline available on the first day of class.

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