OSSTF/FEESO and Disability Community Involvement
OSSTF/FEESO is committed to making education work better. That’s why we are pleased to offer a new way of enhancing educational engagement, and to set an important precedent for unions in Canada.
Through our alliance with eSSENTIAL Accessibility™, OSSTF/FEESO is taking part in a Disability Community Involvement Initiative launched in association with leading advocacy groups for the disabled. If you have trouble typing, moving a mouse or reading, eSSENTIAL Accessibility can greatly improve your experience at d18.osstf.ca.
Download keyboard and mouse replacement solutions free of charge.
Keyboard and mouse replacement solutions include a webcam-based hands-free movement tracking system, a page reader, predictive typing and other customizable options.
eSSENTIAL Accessibility tools can be used on a standard PC* by anyone with dexterity challenges or reading difficulties arising from a variety of conditions, including:
- Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
- Parkinson’s disease
- Cerebral Palsy (CP)
- Age-related factors
- Mild visual impairment
- Limited proficiency in English
- Literary deficiencies
- Other learning issues
eSSENTIAL Accessibility is enhanced communication support for people who have trouble reading, typing or moving a mouse. It helps us meet customer service, employment, and information and communication standards mandated by the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA).
OSSTF/FEESO is proud to be a Founding Member of this Disability Community Involvement Initiative. It brings us one step closer to mirroring our society's diversity in the people we employ and serve.
* Using a Mac? Learn about using eSSENTIAL Accessibility on an Apple computer.