IDRC - Celebrating 25 Years

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Continuing Our Work During COVID-19

Read the letter regarding COVID-19 by IDRC Director, Jutta Treviranus.

Supports for complying with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA)

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The Employment Accommodation Service, is a multi-disciplinary support team that is available to assist in the hiring, retraining, retention or advancement of persons with disabilities.

Services Available

  • Consultation Services
  • Work site Assessment
  • Equipment resources and co-ordination of equipment purchase and referrals
  • Reports documenting barriers to employment and recommendations for accommodation
  • Equipment Set-up and Staff training
  • Coordination with other services
  • Equipment trials and client compatibility testing
  • Information resources for adaptive technology
  • Website accessibility reviews and training
  • Equipment testing and evaluation

Team Members

The Employment Accommodation Service utilizes the expertise of individuals with a multi-disciplinary background. Team members include: Occupational Therapists, Vision Technology Specialists (authorizers of High Technology Vision Aids for the Assistive Devices Program, Ontario Ministry of Health), Computer programmers and Technicians with a specialty in developing and modifying products to enable individuals with disabilities to access technology.

Types of Technology

More information on people with disabilities in the workplace can be found on our Accommodating Employees with Disabilities page.

Referral Process

Contact us for a referral form or download this form.

Contact Information

The Employment Accommodation Service
Inclusive Design Research Centre
OCAD University  
205 Richmond Street W., 2nd floor 
Toronto, Ontario
M5V 1V3

Tel: (416) 977 - 6000 ext. 3967

Fax: (416) 977 - 9844