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Accessibility and Accommodation Plan

Seneca is committed to expanding its access and support to all students and employees with disabilities, by having as its goal a barrier-free learning and working environment to enable academic and employment success. Its goal is to make Seneca barrier-free by 2025 by being proactive in having our services, policies and procedures, including Seneca services and facilities more accessible to the needs of people with disabilities.

AODA integrated accessibility standards regulation

This document is intended to meet the Seneca’s requirements of the Integrated Accessibility Standards, Ontario Regulation 191/11 set forth under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005. The policy applies to accessible services and supports to persons with disabilities. The Office of the Executive Director, Human Resources, will be responsible for the administration and communication of this policy.

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AODA Seneca-wide Advisory Committee

Goal: The AODA Advisory Committee is a Seneca-wide collaboration representing key stakeholders across Seneca. The Seneca-wide advisory committee acts as a central voice and lead on implementing recommendations put forth by the accessibility sub-committees in terms of planning, prioritizing and use of fiscal funds to meet Seneca's AODA Accessibility Standards. The advisory committee is comprised of stakeholders from across Seneca to provide a foundation for informed and knowledgeable consultation in meeting its objectives and to increase compliance with the integrated accessibility standards.

Chair: Director, Counselling and Accessibility Services

  • Manager, Diversity and Inclusion
  • Senior Manager, Energy, Projects and Business Planning
  • Campus Principal, Seneca@York
  • Director, College Services
  • Manager, Disability Accommodation
  • Director, Enterprise Service Delivery
  • Senior Manager, Procurement
  • Registrar
  • SSF Administrative Representative
  • Director, Marketing and Communications
  • Seneca Events representative

Scope

The policy shall apply to every employee, staff, student and visitor at Seneca.

General principles

In accordance with the Integrated Accessibility Standards, Ontario Regulation 191/11, this
committee addresses the following:

  1. General Requirements
  2. Employment Standards
  3. Recruitment, Assessment and Selection
  4. Accessible Formats and Communication Supports
  5. Documented Individual Accommodation Plans
  6. Plans and Processes
  7. Return to Work and Employment Stability

Resources & forms related to accessibility and accommodations

For Students

  1. Community Barrier Identification form (pdf)
  2. Functional Limitation Assesment form (pdf) (Word.docx) Required Documentation for Academic Accommodations Note: In some situations Counselling and Accessibility services may require additional information for the following reasons 1) to understand a student’s functional limitation within the post-secondary environment and/or 2) to apply for services or equipment under Ministry-funded programs.
  3. Counselling and Accessibility Services – Supports and services at Seneca
  4. Requesting Academic Accommodations:
    - telephone numbers
    - online (log in required)
  5. New Student Checklist for Academic Accommodations (pdf)

For Staff

  1. Community Barrier Identification form (pdf)
  2. Employee Assistance Programs
  3. Seneca's Accessibility Commitment and Diversity and Inclusion Office contacts – support and services at Seneca
  4. Health and Safety

Subcommittees