RHF Educator Inclusion & Accessibility E-Learning is a self-directed, online professional development course designed to increase the confidence that educators have in supporting their students in understanding the importance of disability inclusion in the classroom and community, and offer solutions to barriers that youth with disabilities face in educational settings.
A pilot was launched in Ontario in December 2023. In just seven weeks over 1,000 educators registered for this course. The feedback has been so positive that we plan to expand the opportunity to educators across Canada. If you're interested in being notified when Educator Inclusion & Accessibility E-Learning is available to all educators, please register your interest below.
"I consider myself knowledgeable about inclusion and accessibility but after taking this course I realize that I need to do more work. It is not that I thought I knew it all, it is that there is more to learn and I want to expose myself to learning like that because it will make me a better person who can teach others and continue to be a benefit to my students." - Ontario Educator
Course Welcome from Rick Hansen
About the Course
RHF Educator Inclusion & Accessibility E-Learning is part of the effort to support all students in reaching their potential. Through uplifting the perspectives of students with disabilities, this module-based course covers four main concepts: Understanding Disability; Language & Interaction Best Practices; Barriers & Solutions; and Accessibility & Inclusion.
The course is estimated to take 4 hours to complete. By taking this course, educators will be better equipped to create more inclusive learning environments by:
- Understanding the diversity of experience within the physical disability community and the impact of accessibility and inclusion for youth with disabilities;
- Learning about the use of inclusive language and best practices in communication;
- Recognizing and reducing physical and attitudinal barriers to accessibility found in educational and community settings; and
- Exploring equitable practices, advocacy, and allyship along with accommodations to increase meaningful accessibility and inclusion for students.
Benefits of the Educator Inclusion & Accessibility E-Learning