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Disability Issues

December 3 International Day of Persons with Disabilities

Donna Howey

On December 3rd, we mark the International Day of Persons with Disabilities. We’ve come a long way but people with disabilities still face barriers to inclusion in the workplace, in schools and in our society. Many aspects of disability result directly from the barriers presented by the design of our society rather than being reflective of the ability of an individual to contribute to society.  

International Day Of Persons With D

Adam Peer

As educators, most of us have taught a student with a disability. We are well versed in and aware of the range and types of accommodations that are made for students every day. We also work with colleagues who have disabilities.

Another Step Forward in Removing Barriers (Disability Issues)

Christine Brown

One of the biggest challenges ETFO provincial and local offices face is convincing members with disabilities to come forward and request the accommodations they need. Sadly, the prevailing culture in schools and in our broader society does not always foster this kind of disclosure.