The University of Ottawa must provide accessible transportation to persons with disabilities. If the University’s general transportation services are not accessible, it must provide an equivalent service.
Who is subject to this standard?
- All services of the University that provide transportation to individuals eligible to use University transportation services, such as the campus shuttle.
As of 2011, uOttawa transportation services must be equally available to persons with disabilities. If the transportation is not accessible, an equivalent service must be provided to persons with disabilities upon request.
An equivalent transportation service is service that is similar to transportation the University provides or makes available to other users, including similar fares, schedules and routes.
- Retrofit or modification of transportation vehicles not accessible to persons with disabilities.
Where can I learn more?
- Accessibility hub
- Global Alliance on Accessible Technologies and Environments (GAATES)
- People Access (not-for-profit organization to assist organizations in implementing AODA standards)
- A Guide to the Integrated Accessibility Standards Regulation (PDF)
- uOttawa Human Rights Office
- Government of Ontario accessibility laws information website
- Ontario Regulation 191/11 – Integrated Accessibility Standards
- Ontario Building Code