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ERIC Number: EJ811408
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Mar
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 77
ISSN: ISSN-1360-3116
Strengths and Limitations of Ontario Post-Secondary Education Accessibility Plans: A Review of One University Accessibility Plan
Opini, Bathseba M.
International Journal of Inclusive Education, v12 n2 p127-149 Mar 2008
This paper examines the strengths and limitations of the Ontarians with Disabilities Act (ODA) accessibility plan prepared by one post-secondary education institution in Ontario, Canada, during the 2004/05 academic year. The paper focuses on ways the intersectionality between disability and gender is not voiced in the plan and its implications for female students with disabilities in post-secondary educational institutions. It is argued that future accessibility plans need to pay attention to these intersections and, therefore, frame their initiatives in a manner that would address systemic sexism and inequitable power relations that serve to marginalize persons with disabilities, particularly women, hence rendering them marginal in post-secondary educational contexts. (Contains 1 table and 4 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada