This Guideline is in accordance with the Accessibility Standards for Customer Service, Ont. Reg. 429/07, developed under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005.
Brescia University College is committed to providing goods and services in a manner that respects the dignity and independence of persons with disabilities.
Brescia University College is committed to ensuring that persons with disabilities have an equal opportunity to access goods and services. The University will integrate the provision of goods and services to persons with disabilities into its practices and procedures unless an alternative, separate measure is necessary to enable persons with disabilities to obtain, use, and benefit from the provided goods and services.
The University encourages open communication with persons with disabilities in order to ensure that its goods and services are accessible.
Brescia University College is committed to excellence in serving all customers, including persons with disabilities, and we will carry out our functions and responsibilities in the following areas:
Brescia University College will communicate with people with disabilities in ways that take into account their individual requirements. We will train our employees on how to effectively interact and communicate with people who have various disabilities.
Brescia University College is committed to providing fully accessible telephone services. We will train our employees to communicate over the telephone in clear and plain language and to speak clearly and slowly.
We will offer to communicate with customers by e-mail if telephone communications are not suitable to their communication needs or is not available.
Brescia University College welcomes persons with disabilities to use assistive devices to obtain, use, or benefit from our goods and services.
Brescia University College is committed to providing accessible invoices to all our customers and, upon request, our invoices will be provided in an alternative format.
Brescia University College welcomes persons with disabilities who are accompanied by a service animal onto the parts of our premises that are open to the public.
Brescia welcomes persons with disabilities who are accompanied by a support person. Any person with a disability who is accompanied by a support person will be allowed to enter Brescia’s premises with his or her support person. At no time will a person with a disability who is accompanied by a support person be prevented from having access to his or her support person, provided that the interaction between the person and his/her support person does not compromise academic integrity by removing or otherwise undermining essential requirements of courses or academic programs.
In the case where a fee will be charged for the admission of a support person, the fee will be communicated and posted accordingly by the Unit/Department through their web site, brochure, or other public methods.
Brescia University College will provide notice in the event of a planned or unexpected disruption in the facilities or services usually used by people with disabilities.
A notice regarding a temporary disruption will include information about the reason for the disruption, its anticipated duration, and a description of alternative facilities or services, if available. The notice will be placed in relevant conspicuous locations on our premises and, when appropriate, shall be placed on the University’s accessibility website.
Brescia University College will provide training about accessible goods and services to faculty and staff members, contractors, volunteers, and others who interact with members of the public who wish to obtain, use, or benefit from goods and services provided by Brescia. Members of the public include, but are not limited to, students, alumnae, retirees, visitors, and employees of Brescia when acting in the role of a student, alumna, visitor, etc.
Training will also be provided to every person involved in the development of policies, practices, and procedures regarding the provision of goods and services.
Training will occur on an ongoing basis and whenever changes are made to relevant policies, practices, and procedures. Training will be provided to each person as soon as practicable after he or she is assigned applicable duties.
Training will include a review of the purposes of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, the requirements of the Customer Service standard, and information about the following matters:
The University will keep records of the training provided, including dates on which training is provided and the number of individuals to whom it is provided.
The University welcomes feedback regarding the way in which the University provides goods and services to persons with disabilities. Information regarding the University’s feedback process is available here.