Accessibility Information at the University of St. Michael’s College

It is the University of St. Michael’s College’s goal to create a community that is inclusive of all persons and treats all members of the community in an equitable manner. We believe in integration and equal opportunity. We are committed to meeting the needs of people with disabilities in a timely manner and will do so by preventing and removing barriers to accessibility and implementing accessibility requirements under the accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act


The University of St. Michael’s College is dedicated to providing designated accessible parking spaces. Accessibility entrances and accessible parking spots are located on the map.
John M. Kelly Library accessibility information can be found here.
Students may contact University of Toronto AODA office for accessibility requirements at 416-978-8060 or email


USMC is committed to the principles of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. As such, we strive to make our processes as accessible as possible and provide accommodations to our community. Please contact your manager, professor or USMC Human Resources if you require accommodation.


We strive to make our processes as accessible as possible and provide accommodations as required for all students, faculty, and staff with disabilities. Please see below policies:
AODA Multi-Year Accessibility Plan & Statement of Commitment
Homewood Health Accommodation Process


Upon request, accessible formats and communication supports shall be provided in a timely manner that takes into account the person’s accessibility needs and in consultation with the person making the request to determine the suitability of what is provided.


Under accessibility laws in the Province of Ontario, employers must work with their employees with disabilities to ensure they have access to individualized workplace emergency response information. The employer also has an obligation to provide public safety information in an accessible format or with communication supports upon request.

If you are a person with a disability, you can discuss your individualized emergency response information with your manager or your human resources representative. USMC encourages students requiring residence accommodations to register with Accessibility Services as soon as possible by following the instructions outlined here.

In the event of a fire or other emergency, individuals requiring assistance to evacuate should: 

  • Call 911 and the 24-Hour Desk (416-926-2099) or campus safety (416-978-2222) and give your location.
  • Provide the dispatcher your location and a callback number 
  • Always stay where you are unless it is unsafe, the Fire Department will assist you in evacuating 
  • Call the 24-Hour Desk or campus safety back if there is any change in your situation 


As of January 1st 2021, under the AODA, all public sector organizations must ensure their Internet websites and web content adhere to Level AA standard as defined by the World Wide Web Consortium Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0.

Tips for browsing our Website

Almost every modern browser and operating system offer built-in features with assistive technologies. Below are some basic tips to address the most common accessible challenges. For a comprehensive list of tips on browsing, visit: W3C Web Accessibility Initiative – Better Web Browsing: Tips for Customizing Your Computer.

Screen Readers

The use of screen readers assists individuals who are blind or have a visual impairment. The following are some popular screen readers:

Zoom in

Many web browsers allow you to zoom in on web pages using simple keyboard controls. The magnifier allows you to focus on specific parts of the screen, enlarging the text and other page elements.

For Windows operating systems, press Ctrl and the + (plus) key to zoom in (Ctrl and the – (minus) key to zoom out).

For Mac operating systems, press Cmd and the + (plus) key to zoom in (Cmd and the – (minus) key to zoom out).

Customize the Mouse Pointer

Changing the speed of which your mouse pointer moves assists those individuals with motor skill impairment. By slowing down the speed of your mouse pointer, navigation or buttons are easier to click on.


If you would like consultation regarding the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act standard obligations or if you would like to provide feedback regarding services provided by the University of St. Michael’s College relating to accessibility, we would like to hear from you.

Human Resources

81 St Mary St, Toronto, ON M5S 1J4
Phone: (416) 926-7101

Accessibility Feedback Portal