SBA Articles

Resisting UMLAP, 2017-2018

Archived on March 26th 2021 During the Fall 2017 Term, the University of Toronto administration brought forward the University-Mandated Leave of Absence Policy for approval.  Student led organizing resisting this policy, and a letter to from the Ontario Human Rights Commission outlining human rights concerns raised by the policy, were effective in having the policyContinue reading “Resisting UMLAP, 2017-2018”

Read Our New Op-Ed in The Strand: The University-Mandated Leave of Absence is Discriminatory and Harmful

Students for Barrier-free Access (SBA) is an organization led by mad and disabled students at the University of Toronto, an institution located on the territories of the Huron-Wendat and Petun First Nations, the Seneca, and most recently, the Mississaugas of New Credit. SBA advocates for equity and the removal of barriers to accessing education. AsContinue reading “Read Our New Op-Ed in The Strand: The University-Mandated Leave of Absence is Discriminatory and Harmful”

Read Our Op-Ed in the Varsity: Accessibility is a Worthy Investment

Op-ed: Accessibility is a worthy investment; The Accessibility Services volunteer note-taking system is not hitting home for many students By Chandrashri Pal and Nadia Kanani Published on http://thevarsity.ca/2016/05/09/op-ed-accessibility-is-a-worthy-investment/ Note-taking is a recognized accessibility need for students with progressive hearing loss, deafness, poor vision, ADHD, and various other learning, sensory, and physical disabilities, disorders, and impairments.Continue reading “Read Our Op-Ed in the Varsity: Accessibility is a Worthy Investment”

Read Our Article on the BSWD/CSG-PDSE Published in Actions Speaks Louder!

Barriers Related to Disability Related Educational Supports: Mapping Funding Discrepancies Across the Province” by Fady Shanouda and Nadia Kanani published in Action Speaks Louder, Winter 2016 Edition (re-printed below) The Bursary for Students with Disabilities and the Canada Student Grant for Services and Equipment for Persons with Permanent Disabilities (BSWD/CSG-PDSE) is a provincial and federalContinue reading “Read Our Article on the BSWD/CSG-PDSE Published in Actions Speaks Louder!”

Access is a Practice, Not a Statement; A Message to UTSU Members Ahead of the October 7th AGM

Access is a practice, not a statement;  A message to UTSU members ahead of the October 7th AGM By Students for Barrier-free Access Published on http://thevarsity.ca/2015/10/05/access-is-a-practice-not-a-statement/ On October 7, 2015 at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the University of Toronto’s Students Union (UTSU), you will be deciding whether to make a substantial change to theContinue reading “Access is a Practice, Not a Statement; A Message to UTSU Members Ahead of the October 7th AGM”

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