The integration of students with disabilities is rooted in both the values we hold at Fleming and the laws of our province and country.
Fleming College is committed to providing a safe and effective learning environment for all students. This is outlined in our core promise, strategic plan, and accessibility is a shared responsibility.
Fleming is also committed to improving the accessibility of the learning environment by preventing, and eliminating barriers for students with disabilities. This helps meet our commitments to accessibility as outlined in the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) and our ethical commitments. Fleming’s Accessibility Plan is available on the Accessibility webpage.
The accommodation process is an opportunity to find solutions that preserve the student’s dignity, independence, integration and equal opportunity without comprising the learning outcomes of the course. The accommodation process a dialogue between the student and the counsellor to find reasonable and respectful solutions and work together to implement those solutions. This is done within the context of the college’s Access and Accommodation for Students with Disabilities policy, the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, all of which say that students with disabilities have the right to access accommodations.
Its important to emphasize that academic accommodations do not change the learning outcomes in any way. They are individualized solutions.
The Ontario Human Rights Code (OHRC)
OHRC Plain English Guide
Canadian Human Rights Commission
Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities – Ministry of Community and Social Services
The World Wide Web Consortium – W3C, Web Accessibility Initiative (WAIT)
Web Content Accessibility Guidelines – WCAG 2.0