Accessibility at Western

Western's Policy & Guidelines

Accessibility at Western Policy (M.A.P.P. 1.47)

Western is committed to recognizing the dignity and independence of all staff, students, faculty and visitors and seeks to ensure that persons with disabilities have genuine, open and unhindered access to University goods, services, facilities, accommodation, employment, buildings, structures and premises.

Guideline for Accessible Goods and Services

Western is committed to providing goods and services in a manner that respects the dignity and independence of persons with disabilities. The Guideline for Accessible Goods and Services is in accordance with the Accessibility Standards for Customer Service, Ont. Reg. 429/07, developed under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005.

Duty to Accommodate Guidelines

Western’s Duty to Accommodate Guidelines affirm the University’s commitment to eliminate disadvantage to employees, prospective employees or clients resulting from a rule, practice, or physical barrier that has or may have an adverse impact on individuals or groups protected under the Ontario Human Rights Code, or identified as a designated group under the Employment Equity Act (including persons with disabilities, women, visible minorities, and Aboriginal persons). For additional information on the duty to accommodate visit the website of Equity and Human Rights Services.

Academic Accommodations for Students with Disabilities

The Senate Policy entitled Academic Accommodations for Students with Disabilities is published each academic year in Western's Academic Calendar. This policy summarizes the process of requesting, granting, and making arrangements for academic accommodation and details the responsibilities of those involved in the process.

Discrimination and Harassment Policies

Equity and Human Rights Services (EHRS) administers the University’s policies on discrimination and harassment. Western is committed to providing and maintaining an environment free of discrimination and harassment. Every member of University community has the right to study, work and conduct his or her activities in an environment free from discrimination and harassment.

Employment Equity Policies

Equity and Human Rights Services (EHRS) administers the University’s policies on employment equity. The University strives to create and maintain an equitable employment system on the exclusive basis of merit, regardless of race, gender or disabilities.