An advisory group that includes undergraduate and graduate students, staff and faculty have been reviewing feedback from the university community to update the accessibility policy. This web page summarizes the progress on the policy review and how to submit feedback and suggestions.
The Accessibility Policy Advisory Group will review and make recommendations to update the Policy on accessibility for students with disabilities (PRVPA-14), with the goal of integrating all persons with disabilities in the same policy and reinforcing our university commitment to accessibility.
Overview of policy review process
The process started with a review of accessibility policies for students and employees at Canadian universities as well as a variety of relevant legislative requirements.
Prior to the start of the review process an extensive list was generated from feedback already received concerning accessibility from students and employees, including:
Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Working Group Report and Recommendations (2020)
Office of the Provost
Office of Rights and Responsibilities
Access Centre for Students with Disabilities
Human Resources and Employee Relations
Center for Gender Advocacy – Revision Recommendations: Student Accessibility Policy
A review of Policies on Accessibility at Canadian Universities
The members of the policy review group include undergraduate and graduate students, staff and faculty. The APAG meets weekly from January to June 2021 and each week a section of the policy is reviewed.
Between each meeting, members of APAG are encouraged to send feedback and suggestions. Stakeholders from different areas of the university have been invited to meet with the APAG, including Student Advocates, the Graduate Student Association, Office of Community Engagement, Hospitality, Center for Teaching and Learning, Vice Provost Teaching and Innovation, Office of Rights and Responsibility, Ombuds Office, and the Vice-President, Services and Sustainability.
Sub-groups from the Access Centre for Students with Disabilities and Human Resources meet to work on procedures.
Information sessions — update on the policy on accessibility
The Accessibility Policy Advisory Group welcomes feedback on accessibility from members of the Concordia community. All submissions will be confidential and reviewed only by Advisory Group members. Email us.