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E-Access News, Volume 1, Issue 3, Dec. 16, 2013
E-Access News & Information

Integrated Accessibility Standards
Regulation (IASR)

Information & Communications Standard

The Information and Communications Standard is part of the Integrated Accessibility Standards Regulation. It establishes processes that businesses and organizations in Ontario must follow to create, provide and receive information and communications in ways that are accessible to people with disabilities. This should help people with disabilities access sources of information and communications many of us rely on every day.

For example, it will help people with vision loss access more websites using their screen readers, expand large print and digital collections in public libraries and provide students with course  information and learning materials in accessible formats.
(A Guide to the Integrated Accessibility Standards Regulation-Information and Communications Standard, p. 29)

For more details, you can visit the AccessForward website at Accessforward Website


  • Provide accessible formats and communication supports when requested
  • Establish  feedback process and ensure that the process is accessible
  • Conform with Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 Level A; new internet websites and web content on these sites
  • Provide educational and training resources  and materials  in an accessible format to students  when requested
  • Provide student records and program information in an accessible format
  • Provide educators with accessibility awareness training related to accessible course delivery and instruction
  • Where available, libraries of educational institutes provide accessible or conversion-ready format of print, resources or material on request; digital or multimedia
  • Producers of educational or training textbooks and print-based learning resources must provide accessible or conversion-ready versions when requested
Additional Information & Resources

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