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Accessibility Policy


McMaster’s Accessibility Policy is a comprehensive document demonstrating the University’s commitment to accessibility and inclusion for individuals with disabilities. The Policy covers various areas such as workplace accommodation, information and communication, customer service, procurement, and the roles and responsibilities of different individuals and departments within the University. It emphasizes the University’s commitment to meeting and surpassing accessibility standards outlined in the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), the Integrated Accessibility Standards Regulation (IASR), and the Ontario Human Rights Code. The Policy underscores the significance of fostering a culture of accessibility, eliminating barriers, and providing reasonable accommodations to ensure equal opportunities and access for individuals with disabilities. Additionally, it establishes the roles and responsibilities of key individuals and departments within the University, including supervisors, employees, the Equity and Inclusion Office, Human Resources Services, Student Accessibility Services, Facility Services, Parking Services, and the University Library. Overall, the Policy aims to create an inclusive and accessible environment for all University community members.

Refer to the full policy below for full details.

Approved by: Senate / Board of Governors
Date of Most Recent Approval: June 5, 2024 / June 6, 2024
Responsible Executive: Vice-Provost / Associate Vice-President, Equity and Inclusion
Policy-Specific Enquiries: Equity and Inclusion Office

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Accessibility Policy (MS Word Version) MS Word Version

Opening the document in a web browser as an MS Word file enables users to make use of Microsoft’s enhanced accessibility and immersive reader functionality.