Whether you work in, attend, or use the facilities provided by Durham District School Board (DDSB), we want to make sure that our services are accessible. DDSB has responsibilities to address all forms of ableism, providan equitable and inclusive education environment for all community members, and to uphold the objectives and requirements of the Accessibility for Ontarians Disabilities Act, 2005 (AODA) and the Ontario Human Rights Code.

Human Rights, Anti-Discrimination and Anti-Racism 

Durham District School Board (DDSB) is committed to providing services, employment and learning and working environments that centre Indigenous rights, human rights and equity and are welcoming, respectful, safe, inclusive, equitable, accessible and free from all forms of discrimination, harassment, racism, oppression and harm. For more information about what the DDSB is doing to meet our commitments and responsibilities, please visit the Human Rights, Anti-Discrimination and Anti-Racism Policy page.

Student Accommodations

If your child has accessibility or Human Rights Code-related accommodation needs, such as adaptive technology or additional learning support, speak with a teacher at your school. They can help you access the appropriate accommodation or put you in contact with Inclusive Student Services. 

Did you know? The Human Rights, Anti-Discrimination and Anti-Racism Policy page and the Human Rights Inclusive Design and Accommodation Procedure provide more information on the DDSB’s duty to accommodate Human Rights Code-related needs and the accommodation process. 

Accommodations for Public Events

If you require accommodations for yourself or another participant for an event, please contact us directly. For more information about Human Rights Code-related accommodationplease visit the Human Rights page. 

Requesting Alternative Formats 

Durham District School Board is committed to providing accessible information and communications. If you require an alternative format for any publicly available DDSB documents, please contact the Digital Accessibility Coordinator by email at

Accessibility Plans and Guidelines

We have created the following documents to help meet our goals and educate our community around inclusive practices and services: 

Accessibility Policies & Procedures 

Translated Resources

A prepared package of general information and helpful resources for families is available in the following languages: 

External Resources