This website is dedicated to information sharing for staff, faculty and students of Carleton University with regards to the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA).

About AODA

The goal of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) is to develop a fully accessible Ontario by the year 2025.

In order to reach this goal, AODA has defined standards in the following key areas:

  • General provisions
  • Customer service
  • Information and communications
  • Employment
  • Transportation
  • Built environment

The Accessibility Standards for Customer Service were the first to be passed in 2008. In 2012, the general provisions and accessibility standards for information and communications, employment and transportation became law and will be implemented gradually. Standards for the design of public spaces were adopted in 2012.

Carleton University is committed to achieving barrier free accessibility for persons with disabilities who are studying, visiting and working at Carleton and that all members of our community are treated with respect and dignity.

Explore this website to find further information on accessibility at Carleton and on the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act.

Task Force Members - June 2023

Lorraine Dyke, Vice-President (Finance and Administration) – Chair

Noel Badiou, Associate Vice-President (Equity and Inclusive Communities) – Co-Chair


Suzanne Blanchard, Vice-President (Students & Enrolment)

Brian Billings, Director, Campus Safety Services

Greg Bugler, Manager, Labour Relations – Professional Services (Human Resources)

Valerie Turner, Associate Vice-President (Information Technology Services) and Chief Information Officer

Tony Frost, Chief Communications Officer and Associate Vice-President (Communications and Public Affairs)

Bruce Hamm, Director, Paul Menton Centre for Persons with Disabilities

David Hornsby, Vice-Provost and Associate Vice-President (Academic)

Amber Lannon, University Librarian

Steven Levitt, Legal Counsel – Legal and Compliance

Cathy Malcolm Edwards, Lead, Coordinated Accessibility Strategy (CAS) Implementation

Maria McClintock, Assistant Director, Strategic Initiatives and Communications (Office of the Vice-President, Finance and Administration)

Gary Nower, Associate Vice-President (Facilities Management and Planning)

Debbie Orme-Rego, Director of Labour Relations – Professional Services (Human Resources)

Cindy Taylor, Associate Vice-President (Human Resources)


AODA Multi-Year Accessibility Plan (2016) (pdf)

Coordinated Accessibility Strategy (Multi-Year Accessibility Plan) – Note: The Carleton University Coordinated Accessibility Strategy (CAS) is the university’s multi-year plan that guides the university in its accessibility initiatives. Annual progress reports are posted to the CAS website.

Carleton Strategic Integrated Plan (2020-2025)

Carleton University Accessibility for Persons with Disabilities Policy

Ministry for Seniors and Accessibility