Foundational Requirements, pursuant to Ontario Regulation 191/11: Integrated Accessibility Standards under the Accessibility Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), 2005.
Nipissing University’s accessibility policies are the formal rules the institution has put in place to achieve our accessibility goals. These policies work together to make accessibility a permanent part of our culture and business practice. Nipissing University has developed, implemented, and maintained policies to govern how the institution achieves or will achieve accessibility through meeting our requirements referred to in the regulation. The University will ensure the accessibility policies outlined here are consistent with the principles of dignity, independence, integration, and equal opportunity. These policies will be maintained by Human Resources and reviewed and updated by the Nipissing University Accessibility Advisory Committee (NUAAC).
Statement of Commitment
The statement of commitment establishes Nipissing University’s vision and intention to achieve accessibility. This commitment summarizes our intention to meet the accessibility needs of people with disabilities.
Nipissing University is committed to ensuring equitable access and participation for people with disabilities. We are committed to treating all people in a way that empowers them to maintain their dignity and independence. We believe in fostering an inclusive culture that supports the consistent and passionate pursuit of excellence for all members of the Nipissing community. We are committed to meeting the needs of people with disabilities in a timely manner, creating barrier-free learning and working conditions for persons with both physical and psychological health conditions or impairments. We respect diversity and continue to build on past lessons and achievements as well as on-going challenges by creating a living, learning, and working community that is accessible and supportive of all members of the community. We are committed to taking concrete action; not only by being responsive and removing barriers to accessibility, but also proactively fostering an inclusive culture, supporting health and well-being initiatives, and preventing barriers to accessibility.
This policy was formerly referred to as the Accessible Customer Service Policy. Nipissing University is committed to enhancing accessibility of all the services we provide. As part of this commitment, we have developed an Accessibility Policy.
Multi-Year Accessibility Plan
Nipissing University is required to write a multi-year accessibility plan to meet our policy commitment under the AODA and improve overall accessibility. This document is a road map to help the institution remove accessibility barriers.
Annual Status Update
The annual status update contains updates on what Nipissing University has done to achieve its accessibility plan.
Student Accessibility Services
Student Accessibility Services (SAS) supports students with permanent and temporary disabilities and strives to provide an accessible, barrier-free learning environment. Our staff will be pleased to discuss academic accommodations and support services available to support your academic and personal success.