Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation
District 9 Greater Essex

eSSENTIAL Accessibility

OSSTF/FEESO and Disability Community Involvement

OSSTF/FEESO is committed to making education work better. That’s why we are pleased to offer a new way of enhancing educational engagement, and to set an important precedent for unions in Canada.

Through our alliance with eSSENTIAL Accessibility™, OSSTF/FEESO is taking part in a Disability Community Involvement Initiative launched in association with leading advocacy groups for the disabled. If you have trouble typing, moving a mouse or reading, eSSENTIAL Accessibility can greatly improve your browsing experience.

This Web Accessibility icon serves as a link to download eSSENTIAL Accessibility assistive technology software for individuals with physical disabilities. It is being featured as part of a Disability Community Involvement initiative that reflects our commitment to Diversity, Inclusion, Corporate Citizenship and Social Responsibility.
Download keyboard and mouse replacement solutions free of charge

Keyboard and mouse replacement solutions include a webcam-based hands-free movement tracking system, a page reader, predictive typing and other customizable options.

eSSENTIAL Accessibility tools can be used on a standard PC* by anyone with dexterity challenges or reading difficulties arising from a variety of conditions, including:

  • Stroke/paralysis
  • Arthritis
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Cerebral Palsy (CP)
  • Age-related factors
  • Mild visual impairment
  • Limited proficiency in English
  • Literary deficiencies
  • Dyslexia
  • Other learning issues
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eSSENTIAL Accessibility
is enhanced communication support for people who have trouble reading, typing or moving a mouse. It helps us meet customer service, employment, and information and communication standards mandated by the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA).

OSSTF/FEESO is proud to be a Founding Member of this Disability Community Involvement Initiative. It brings us one step closer to mirroring our society's diversity in the people we employ and serve.

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