At the end of this module you will learn 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:
    • Equal treatment and access in post-secondary education.
    • Accommodations and resources.
    • Protection of privacy.
  3. Explain your responsibilities in regard to:
    • Providing necessary documentation.
    • Communicating with the appropriate personnel to request accommodations or changes to accommodations.
    • Knowing your institution’s rules and regulations.

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.