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Creating an Accessible Learning Environment

There are several concepts and laws that involve creating accessible learning environments.  The QLC Accessibility Toolkit highlights two of the most relevant of these: the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) and Universal Instructional Design (UID).

It is important to be aware of the AODA, as it requires organizations to meet certain accessibility standards.  The information contained within this toolkit will help you meet those standards.

Universal Instructional Design is an educational concept which is becoming more and more prevalent.  While Queen's University has no policy requiring its employees to meet the standards of Universal Instructional Design, it is helpful nonetheless to be aware of the principles of UID.