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We All Have Ability – May 31 to June 6 is National Accessibility Week

June 1, 2020

GUELPH, Ontario – This week is National Accessibility Week.

Did you know that one in five Ontarians have a disability and that 70% of disabilities are invisible?

At the Upper Grand District School Board we are committed to supporting all our students, staff and community members and are continually working to improve our accessibility supports and services. This school year has looked different from last year and yet the accessibility needs of those we serve remain.

In honour of National Accessibility Week, we are inviting all UGDSB students to look at accessibility from a different lens and to participate in an accessibility challenge.

The challenge:

During this time of COVID-19, there has been an increase of people wearing masks during their daily activities. For people who are deaf and hard of hearing, these masks make it impossible to read lips.

UGDSB students have been asked to create a list of accessibility concerns that people may be facing during the COVID-19 pandemic and to offer solutions to these challenges.

Classroom lists will be collected and ideas will be posted to the UGDSB website during the last week of June. Some students will also be invited to participate in a virtual classroom visit from Patrick Anderson, the greatest wheelchair basketball player in the world. ​

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