Module 2 Rights and Responsibilities

As discussed in Module 1, one of the first things you need to know is what rights you have to receive accommodations and the responsibilities that you have to ensure that these accommodations are put into place. To a certain extent, this means knowing the legislation that has been put into place at the federal and provincial levels.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this module, you will be able to:

  1. Describe human rights as put forth by the United Nations, by the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, and by the Accessible Canada Act.
  2. Explain your rights in regard to:
    1. Equal treatment and access in post-secondary education.
    2. Accommodations and resources.
    3. Protection of privacy.
  3. Explain your responsibilities in regard to:
    1. Providing necessary documentation.
    2. Communicating with the appropriate personnel to request accommodations or changes to accommodations.
    3. Knowing your institution’s rules and regulations.

The Big Idea

Everyone is entitled to equity, dignity, and respect. As a Deaf, Hard of Hearing, or DeafBlind student, you have a right to equal treatment and access in post-secondary education without discrimination due to your hearing or vision status. Along with your rights, you also have certain responsibilities; actions you must take to ensure that you get the access you need.