Accessibility for Persons with Disabilities, Statement of Commitment
Description: Statement of Commitment: Accessibility for Persons with Disabilities. Has associate Guideline.
Notes: Approved by President Jan 27, 2010. Approved by Board Governance and Human Resources Committee February 10, 2010; Approved by the Board of Governors February 22, 2010.
Approval Authority: Board of Governors
Signature: “Paul Cantor”
Statement of Commitment:
Policy on Accessibility for Persons with Disabilities
Definition of the Term “Disability”
The Accessibility For Ontarians with Disabilities (“AODA”) uses the Ontario Human Rights Code definition of “disability” which is:
- any degree of physical disability, infirmity, malformation or disfigurement that is caused by bodily injury, birth defect or illness and, without limiting the generality of the foregoing, includes diabetes mellitus, epilepsy, a brain injury, any degree of paralysis, amputation, lack of physical co-ordination, blindness or visual impediment, deafness or hearing impediment, muteness or speech impediment, or physical reliance on a guide dog or other animal or on a wheelchair or other remedial appliance or device
- a condition of mental impairment or a developmental disability
- a learning disability, or a dysfunction in one or more of the processes involved in understanding or using symbols or spoken language.
- a mental disorder, or
- an injury or disability for which benefits were claimed or received under the insurance plan established under the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act, 1997 (“handicap”).