Trebas Institute did not accommodate blind student

March 21, 2008

A recent ruling by the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario has confirmed that all PSE institutions, large or small, have a duty to accommodate students with disabilities. The Tribunal found that Trebas Institute Ontario, a private career college in Toronto, discriminated against a blind student by leaving all accommodations up to the student to arrange. The ruling requires Trebas to ensure all written materials for its courses are available in alternative formats, and to designate an administrator responsible for and trained in accommodating students with disabilities. Ontario Human Rights Commission media release