AODA - Required Training and Supplemental Resources for Leaders, Staff, Volunteers and Others
Training for Leaders, Staff and Student Volunteers
Online Learning Program: Accessibility in Service
Completion of this program is required for Western’s Academic and Administrative leaders and staff, and student volunteers. Volunteers who are not students and choose to access the online program must first be registered as Associated Persons.
- Go to OWL
- Login with your Western UserID.
- Click "Membership"
- Click "Joinable Sites"
- Use the search box, top right, to search on course name.
- Click "Join" below the course name.
If you have trouble accessing the course or other technical questions, please contact the ITS Helpdesk at ext. 83800.
Note: Completion of the online learning module is not required for employees who attended an in-person Western Accessibility learning session offered in 2009-2010. If this is the case for you, the OWL course is available for optional review purposes.
Training for Non-Student Volunteers and Contractors
At a minimum, all non-student volunteers or contractors interacting with Western students, alumni, visitors, or retirees are to receive and become familiar with the summary brochure (see Supplemental Resources below).
Leader Record Keeping: In-Person or Brochure Training
Training records are to be kept as per AODA requirements.
Leaders are to keep electronic records of any AODA training completed that takes place outside of Western’s online module (this would include training of non-student volunteers, contractors, or other in-person training). Using Excel, record the person’s name, date of training, and employee ID number if applicable. You will be asked to provide training records to Human Resources upon request.
Completion of online training will be recorded in the person’s Human Resource record.
Summary Brochure - Accessible Service at Western:
Here are some resources for creating your own presentation on accessibility:
- Staff Learning Session Slides with Notes
(Save and open with PowerPoint)
- Accessibility at Western Video (Closed Captioned, 6 minutes) (WMV - 52MB)
This video features Western faculty, students, alumni and staff.
- Please provide participants a copy of the Accessible Service at Western brochure (see above)
Please see Section 9, Western’s Guideline Regarding Accessible Goods and Services for specific training requirements. Contact Learning and Development, Western Human Resources if you are delivering a Western AODA presentation for the first time. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call: 519 661-2194
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