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Equity and Accessibility

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Tips for browsing rrdsb.com
Ways to Make Information Accessible
Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005
Feedback
Accessibility Policy
Accessibility Procedures
Accessibility Plan
School and Board Facility Barrier Free Information Sheets

Tips for browsing

Please note that all links in this section will open a new browser window.

Some accessibility features are built into computer operating systems and web browsers. Try the following methods to simplify your web browsing experience.

Magnify the screen

Many Web Browsers allow you to zoom in on web pages using simple keyboard controls. The magnifier allows you to focus on specific parts of the screen, enlarging the text and other page elements.

  • For Windows operating systems, press Ctrl and + to zoom in on a web page (Ctrl and - to zoom out).
  • For Mac operating systems, press Cmd and + to zoom in on a web page (Cmd and - to zoom out).

Customize the mouse pointer

You can customize a computer mouse pointer in several ways. For example, you can slow down the speed of the mouse pointer for easier handling. You can also change its appearance so that it contrasts more with the screen content.

Learn how to change mouse settings for Windows operating systems:

Learn how to change mouse settings for Mac operating systems:

Make the computer speak aloud

Many computers have text-reading features, but they can be limited in what they offer. For example, Windows Narrator reads only menus and dialogue boxes but not blocks of text.

Software is available that offers more advanced screen-reading capabilities (both free and commercial). The two most popular commercial screen readers are JAWS and Window-Eyes.

Learn how to use Windows Narrator:

Learn how to use Mac OS X Voiceover
 

Ways to Make Information Accessible

  • Please click this link to discover some ways that information can be made accessible
     

Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005

The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 is the first of its kind in Canada.

People with disabilities should have the same kind of opportunities as everyone else. They should be able to do the things that most of us take for granted like going to work or school.

That's the goal of Ontario's legislation. Businesses and organizations - like the Rainy River District School Board - who provide goods and services to people in Ontario will have to meet certain accessibility standards in five important areas of our lives:

  • Customer Service
  • Built Environment
  • Employment
  • Information and Communication
  • Transportation

The Rainy River District School Board has an opportunity to provide leadership by making the provisions of the Act work for all Ontarians.

Feedback

We welcome your comments and feedback about accessibility issues at the Rainy River District School Board . If you have comments or suggestions, please fill out our Accessibility Feedback Form (Word / PDF) and return to us using one of the methods mentioned on the form. Alternately, please send an email regarding your feedback on our accessibility by using this email address: sherri.belluz@mail.rrdsb.com

Accessibility Policy

Accessibility Procedures

Accessibility Plan

School and Board Facility Barrier Free Information Sheets

Click on one of the links to find information on the accessible features of a school.

Elementary 

Crossroads
Donald Young
J.W. Walker
McCrosson-Tovell
Mine Centre
Nestor Falls
North Star Community
Riverview
Robert Moore
Sturgeon Creek Alternative Program
Sturgeon Creek

Secondary

Atikokan High
Fort Frances High
Rainy River High

Other Board Facilities

Education Centre


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