Check Out New Captioned Video Series on How and Why To Tear Down Disability Barriers in the Education System That Impede Students With Disabilities
What needs to be done to tear down the many accessibility barriers that impede students with disabilities from fully participating in and benefitting from our education system? The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) Alliance has been advocating on this issue for well over a decade.
Below is a series of captioned videos that address this important topic. The AODA Alliance has made these videos public in the past. However, for the first time, the AODA Alliance has compiled them together in a handy and easy-to-use package.
This series highlights accessibility issues in education and the need for Ontario to swiftly enact a strong and effective Education Accessibility Standard under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act.
Below, you will first find a quick guide to the video series. It lists the titles of all the videos.
You can enjoy and use these videos, whether or not you are in Ontario or even in Canada, and whether or not you know much about disability issues.
These videos will interest you if:
- You work in any capacity in the education system, such as teachers, principals, professors, managers or administrators at a school board, college or university.
- You are a parent of a student with disabilities and you want to learn about disability rights, disability advocacy or the history of our disability rights movement.
- You want to advocate for disability rights, or on the rights of students with disabilities, and want to see this advocacy in action, to learn how it is done.
- You are a member of a Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC) at a school board.
- You work in the field of disability accessibility, or work at a disability organization.
- You are involved in Equity, Diversity and Inclusion work, and want your efforts to fully include people with disabilities as an equality-seeking group.
- You teach education, psychology, law, politics, public or social policy, disability issues, human rights and discrimination, social justice, social work, history, or political science.
Some of our videos have been used in schools, and in college and university courses. We invite anyone teaching in schools, colleges or universities to use all or part of these videos, in courses you teach. If you are looking for added reading materials for a lesson, check out the related resources we identify for each video.
We encourage you to:
- Watch any of these videos that may interest you and encourage others to do so.
- Encourage teachers and professors to use them in courses.
- Send us your feedback. Write us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
These videos are just part of the much larger collection of online videos the AODA Alliance has developed or in which AODA Alliance Chair has participated. The videos have been viewed over 100,000 times as of late 2022. Look for additions to this education video series, and for future video series as we release them, by visiting the AODA Alliance website’s videos page.
Learn more about our campaign for a barrier-free and accessible education system by visiting the AODA Alliance website’s education page.
- Summary of the 2021 Draft K-12 Education Standards Development Committee report & How & Why to Give Feedback on It
- Blueprint to Make Ontario K-12 Education Barrier-Free & Accessible for Students with Disabilities
- Practical Tips for Parents of Students with Disabilities on How to Advocate For Your Child’s Needs at School
- First of 3 Virtual Town Hall Meetings on Meeting the Urgent Needs of People with Disabilities During the COVID-19 Pandemic Held by the AODA Alliance and Ontario Autism Coalition
- Second of 3 Virtual Town Hall Meetings on Meeting the Urgent Needs of People with Disabilities During the COVID-19 Pandemic Convened by the AODA Alliance and the Ontario Autism Coalition Focusing on Education Barriers during COVID-19 facing Students with Disabilities
- Third of 3 Virtual Town Hall Meetings on Meeting the Urgent Needs of People with Disabilities During the COVID-19 Pandemic Convened by the AODA Alliance and the Ontario Autism Coalition Focusing on Education Barriers during COVID-19 facing Students with Disabilities
- The Agenda with Steve Paikin – “A Disaster”: Online Learning in Ontario for Students with Disabilities
- Introduction to the Duty to Accommodate People with Disabilities
Please note the views of the AODA Alliance do not necessarily represent the views of Easter Seals Ontario.