We participated in an Ontario Canada Virtual Town Hall to discuss the urgent needs of a third of a million students with disabilities during the COVID-19 crisis, which was subsequently rebroadcast on CBC radio.
Like the problems in the US, the hardships of COVID-19 fall disproportionately on students with disabilities.
- What can teachers, principals, parents, schools and the Ontario Government do to make sure Ontario’s students with disabilities can effectively continue their education at home while schools are closed?
- What can teachers and parents of students with disabilities do right now to break through the barriers that distance and online learning can create for students with disabilities?
Co-anchors for this event were AODA (Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act) Alliance Chair David Lepofsky, a visiting professor at the Osgoode Hall Law School, and Laura Kirby-McIntosh, president of the Ontario Autism Coalition. I learned that David was instrumental in requiring the Toronto transit system to announce their metro stops.
If your town or state is running a virtual town hall, ObjectiveEd would be glad to participate.
For more information about our distance learning system, visit objectiveEd.com