Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation
24 Waterloo

eSSENTIAL Accessibility

Our Assistive Technology Solution

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. By joining the eSSENTIAL Accessibility coalition of organizations empowering people with disabilities, OSSTF/FEESO is committed to creating a more inclusive experience.

This icon serves as a link to download the eSSENTIAL Accessibility app, a free assistive technology software for people with physical disabilities.

Install free assistive technology.

 

WHAT IS IT?

The technology is a suite of keyboard, mouse and touch replacement solutions designed to make the digital world accessible to people with physical disabilities.

The App features tools such as:

  • Hands-free mouse
  • Voice commands
  • Visual click assist
  • On-screen keyboard
  • Text-to-speech
  • The App is easy-to-use and can be activated quickly.

WHO IS IT FOR?

The App is primarily to assist people who have trouble typing, moving a mouse, or reading due to a variety of conditions, such as:

  • Age related factors
  • Stroke/paralysis
  • Arthritis
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Dyslexia
  • Mild visual impairment
  • Limited proficiency in English
  • Literacy deficiencies
  • Other learning or reading issues
eSSENTIAL Accessibility Logo

HOW CAN YOU DOWNLOAD IT?

Download the App for Windows, Mac and Android from eSSENTIAL Accessibility's website. This page also provides more detailed information including system requirements and user guides.

WHAT IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS?

For customer service and support for the App, please contact eSSENTIAL Accessibility by email at support@essentialaccessibility.com or by phone at
1 (866) 333-3909.


eSSENTIAL Accessibility’s comprehensive accessibility solution 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, launched in association with leading advocacy groups for the disabled. It brings us one step closer to mirroring our society's diversity in the people we employ and serve.

We are continually working to make our web content and online resources accessible as part of our online inclusion efforts. We are committed to providing a website that 1) features Assistive Technology for individuals who have trouble typing, gesturing, moving a mouse or reading and 2) is built with accessibility in mind so that no one with a disability is left behind.

We have partnered with eSSENTIAL Accessibility to assist in adopting and implementing procedures to the relevant portions of the World Wide Web Consortium’s Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 Level AA (WCAG 2.0 AA) as the web accessibility standard for our Websites and continue to make such compliance of our Websites a key focus.

OSSTF/FEESO continues to work with its accessibility partner to conduct periodic Website accessibility audits and to incorporate ongoing and specific recommendations to facilitate and strengthen accessibility for its sites and conformance with current WCAG 2.0 AA standards.