Training is an important part of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) as it mandates wide-scale education on topics such as: customer service, accessible education and human rights.
With this in mind, currently there are two training modules, Customer Service & Integrated Accessibility Standards Regulation (IASR) that all Conestoga employees must complete to comply with AODA legislation. Educators are expected to complete all three of the AODA modules.
Customer Service: In this 17-minute module, you will learn about the AODA’s Customer Service Guidelines as well as how to recognize and respond to students who have specific types of disabilities. This workshop must be completed by all Conestoga faculty, administrators and support staff.
Making Education Accessible: In this 15-minute module, Conestoga educators will learn more about Accessibility at Conestoga, Designing Accessible Education, the Accessibility Mandate at Conestoga and Ideas for Increasing Classroom Accessibility. This workshop must be completed by all Conestoga educators (e.g. faculty, technologists, technicians and Chairs).
IASR and the Ontario Human Rights Code: In this 40-minute module, you will learn about the four standards for new Integrated Accessibility Standards Regulation - Transportation, Built Environment, Information and Communications, and Employment. As part of this module you will review five videos developed by the Ontario Human Rights Commission on the AODA and the Ontario Human Rights Code. IASR training began in 2013.
Note: To access these modules, click on the links above. Both modules are stored on the myConestoga site, so you will be asked to log in to myConestoga in order to access the modules. To log in, use the network ID (e.g. jsmith) and password that you use for your Conestoga email.
If you have questions about the IASR module, check the IASR FAQs
If you have difficulty logging in, contact the IT service desk
Modules are close captioned. You can turn on the closed caption feature by selecting CC on the play bar.