Focus Areas

In 2019, Nova Scotia’s post-secondary institutions collaborated to develop the Nova Scotia Post-Secondary Accessibility Framework. The Framework provides a shared vision and collaborative commitments to advance accessibility in post-secondary education. StFX is using the Framework to establish collaborative commitments to remove barriers in the following areas:

Awareness and Capacity Building

Goal: StFX will foster a culture of accessibility and equity, encourage and facilitate the prevention and removal of barriers to participation, and build capacity in these areas among employees and students. 

Teaching, Learning and Research

Goal: StFX will be a leader in inclusive and accessible teaching and learning, and collaborative research on accessibility.

Information and Communication

Goal: Information and Communication from StFX will be accessible. 

Delivery of Goods and Services

Goal: Students, employees and visitors with disabilities or others who experience barriers to accessibility have equitable access to goods and services provided by StFX. 

Employment

Goal: StFX will be an accessible and equitable employer, support the careers of employees with disabilities or others who experience barriers to accessibility, and ensure our employees reflect the diversity of Nova Scotians.

Transportation

Goal: Transportation provided to employees and students will be accessible. 

Built Environment

Goal: Buildings and outdoor spaces on StFX campus will provide meaningful access for intended users.

Implementation, Monitoring and Evaluation

Goal: StFX University will regularly monitor and evaluate progress to remove barriers to accessibility, and the impact on students and employees, and continue to identify opportunities to improve access to education.