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 2021

Cindy Taylor, Interim Vice-President (Finance and Administration) – Chair

Ikram Jama, Interim

Assistant Vice-President and University Advisor, Equity and Inclusive Communities (EIC) – Co-Chair


Suzanne Blanchard, Vice-President (Students & Enrolment)

Brian Billings, Director, Campus Safety Services

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

Marc Dabros, Assistant Vice-President (Information Technology Services) and Chief Information Officer

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

David Hornsby, Associate Vice-President (Teaching and Learning)

Amber Lannon, University Librarian

Steven Levitt, Legal Counsel – Legal and Compliance

Kevin Mann, Director, Campus Services

Maria McClintock, Manager, Strategic Communications (OQI – Finance and Administration)

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

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

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

Cindy Taylor, Assistant Vice-President (Human Resources)