Community

Accessibility

Superior-Greenstone District School Board is committed to identifying, removing and preventing barriers for persons with disabilities.  The Board is committed to supporting human rights and accessibility for persons with disabilities.

The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 builds on previous legislation (The Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2001), by the development of Accessibility Standards.  The goal of this legislation is to have an accessible Ontario by the year 2025.  Accessibility standards have been developed in the following areas:

  • Accessible Customer Service;
  • Accessible Information and Communications;
  • Accessible Built Environment;
  • Employment Accessibility;
  • Accessible Transportation.

Accessible Information

The Board is committed to providing accessible information to students, staff, parents/guardians and community members about its services.  The Board will provide information or documents in an accessible format or with a communication support, upon request by persons with disabilities.  We will consult with the person who is making the request to determine the suitability of the format or communication support.  We are committed to providing the accessible format in a timely manner and at no additional cost.  You can request accessible documents using the contact information on this page.  Please include in your request: your name, address, email address/phone number, the name of the document you are requesting, and your preferred format (i.e. html, large print, etc.).

The Board recognizes that accessibility planning needs the input of persons with disabilities.  If you are a member of the public and have had difficulty accessing our facilities or services, please contact us. 

Feedback

If you wish to provide feedback about accessibility at the Board you can contact us by using the email, phone number or mailing address listed below.  The feedback received will be forwarded to the appropriate area for action.

You can email accessibility@sgdsb.on.ca or you can contact by mail:

Superior-Greenstone District School Board

P.O. Bag A, 12 Hemlo Drive

Marathon, Ontario,  P0T 2E0

Phone: (807) 229-0436

 

You can also contact the Board office to make a personal appointment to discuss the difficulty that you are experiencing in accessing Superior-Greenstone District School Board.

For more information on the Accessibility for Ontarians with disabilities Act, you can contact ServiceOntario at 1-866-515-2025, TTY 1-800-268-7095, or by visiting the website http://www.accesson.ca/.

For further information on our Policy 719 – Accessibility Policy, you can visit the Board website at http://www.sgdsb.on.ca/upload/documents/719-accessibility-sept-24-19.pdf

 

Accessibility 

Superior-Greenstone DSB:  Accessiblility Plan - December 2019 to December 2025

Superior-Greenstone DSB: Accessibility Plan - December 2013 to December 2018

Website Accessibility

Improving the accessibility of our website for all users is important to the Board.  Modifications can be made to your operating system and Internet browser to improve accessibility.  The Board offers the following online features:

ZOOM

users can increase or decrease the size of the fonts on the website by using the browser’s zoom feature or by changing their computer’s screen resolution.

MENUS

Menus are keyboard accessible by allowing users to use the tab key and arrow keys to navigate the menus. A mouse is not required to navigate the menus.

SCREEN READER ACCESSIBLE

The content contained within the website can be read by a screen reader.  Images have descriptions and tables are accessible.