Accessibility Policy Statement

It is the policy of Trinity College to strive to provide at all times, equal opportunity and equal access for our employees, students, volunteers, alumni, visitors and community members.


The management of the College is committed to:

  1. creating an inclusive accessible environment for everyone that respects the dignity and independence of people with disabilities;
  2. provide the same opportunity to access our goods and services in the same place and in a similar way as other customers;
  3. ensuring compliance with all applicable legislation and regulations relating to the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA);
  4. establishing a strategic approach to meeting accessibility obligations and align implementation to the strategy;
  5. continual improvement of access to resources, premises, facilities, goods and services for all persons with disabilities;
  6. developing, maintaining and implementing plans, procedures, standards, formats and training which support the accessibility standards and regulations.

Trinity College will make every effort to identify and remove barriers to accessibility in the present and for the future and prevent the development of new barriers. Policies, plans and reports will be made public and accessible to the broader community.

The provisions of the Trinity College Accessibility Policy will continue to adhere to the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (AODA); Accessibility Standards for Customer Service, 2008(CSS); and the Integrated Accessibility Standards Regulations, 2011 (IASR) a harmonization of the Information and Communications, Employment and Transportation standards.

We encourage every stakeholder of the college community to renew his or her commitment to the College’s Accessibility Policy.

Prof. Mayo Moran
Provost & Vice Chancellor


Disability: (as defined under the Ontario Human Rights Code 10(1) and “because of disability” means for the reason that the person has or has had, or is believed to have or have had)

  • any degree of physical disability, infirmity, malformation or disfigurement that is caused by bodily injury, birth defect or illness and, without limiting the generality of the foregoing, includes diabetes mellitus, epilepsy, a brain injury, any degree of paralysis, amputation, lack of physical coordination, blindness or visual impediment, deafness or hearing impediment, muteness or speech impediment, or physical reliance on a guide dog or other animal or on a wheelchair or other remedial appliance or device,
  • a condition of mental impairment or a developmental disability,
  • a learning disability, or a dysfunction in one or more of the processes involved in understanding or using symbols or spoken language,
  • a mental disorder, or
  • an injury or disability for which benefits were claimed or received under the insurance plan established under the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act, 1997

Dignity: the customer maintains his or her self-respect and the respect of other people. Dignified service means not treating persons with disabilities as an afterthought or forcing them to accept lesser service, quality or convenience.*

Independence: ensuring people are able to do things on their own without unnecessary help, or interference from others.*

Integration: providing service in a way that allows the person with a disability to benefit from others.*

Equal Opportunity: having the same chances, options, benefits and results as others. In the case of services, it means that persons with disabilities have the same opportunity as others to benefit from the way you provide goods and services.*

Trinity College AODA Advisory Committee: comprised of senior leadership representing all areas of the College with the responsibility development and implementation of accessibility strategy including, initiatives, policies and plans in the fulfillment of the requirements of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and related regulations.

Review/Revise Date: July 1, 2015
* Source: Council of Ontario Universities


Feedback on this policy and on the AODA provision and services may be provided to Human Resources at or 416-978-8760 ext. 2760.