Accessibility

The Nipissing-Parry Sound Catholic District School Board is committed to creating stimulating and nurturing learning and work environments for all students, parents/guardians, the public and our staff. Our Catholic school community respects, builds upon, and indeed celebrates the uniqueness of the individual, who is created in God's image.

In accordance with our Gospel values and the Church's teachings, it is the policy of the Nipissing-Parry Sound Catholic District School Board to provide an environment in all of its facilities that fosters independence, dignity and respect. The Nipissing-Parry Sound Catholic District School Board is committed to providing services that are free of barriers and biases to our students, parents/guardians, the public and our staff. We strive to ensure that the principle of equity of opportunity is reflected and valued in our learning and working environments. Our conduct will demonstrate our belief in the strength that diversity brings to our communities.

We are committed to ensuring that people with disabilities have the same opportunity of access to our services in a similar way as these services are available to all others we serve. We are committed to meeting, in a timely manner, the accessibility needs of people with disabilities in the provision of services including those related to information and communication, employment, and student transportation.

Accessibility Standards for Customer Service

All Board facilities provide services that respect the independence and dignity of people with disabilities and offer services that include the use of assistive devices.

A collection of our procedures can be found on the Accessibility Standards for Customer Service page in PDF format. Adobe Reader software is required to open PDF files and can be downloaded from Adobe's website.

Members of the public may access any information currently on board or school websites in a different format by emailing accessibility@npsc.ca or through copies available in the Principal's office in all schools. On request, information will be made available on computer.

Multi-Year Accessibility Plan 2012-2017

The multi-year Accessibility Plan has been developed in accordance with the Integration Accessibility Standards Regulation under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005. It incorporates the intentions of the Nipissing - Parry Sound Catholic District School Board to meet its obligations under the Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2001. This plan describes the measures that the NPSCDSB will take over the five year period from 2012-2017 to identify, remove and prevent barriers to people with disabilities who work, learn and participate in our Catholic school board community and environment including students, staff, parents and guardians, volunteers and visitors to the board and its schools.

Learn more about the Multi-Year Accessibility Plan 2012-2017 or download the PDF.

Feedback

The NPSCDSB is committed to ensuring that its services meet optimum standards of accessibility for people with disabilities using the facilities and services of the Board. Comments on our services regarding how well those expectations are being met are welcome and appreciated.

Feedback regarding the way the NPSCDSB provides services to people with disabilities can be made by email, in writing or verbally.

All feedback will be directed to your local school or accessibility@npsc.ca

Response to your feedback will be provided by direct response to the individual.

Thank you.