Court Services

A Message from the Ontario Courts Accessibility Committee Chairs:

Welcome to the Ontario Courts Accessibility Committee (OCAC) webpage. The Committee was established in 2007, by former Chief Justice Roy McMurtry and then Attorney General Michael Bryant, to provide ideas, information and advice to help make Ontario’s courts more accessible to people with disabilities. OCAC includes members from all levels of court, the Ontario Bar, the Ministry of the Attorney General and people with disabilities.

This webpage hosts OCAC’s newsletter, Accessibility in Brief. The newsletter is designed to keep you up-to-date on the work of OCAC and on the progress made to reach the goal of an accessible court system. New issues will be posted twice yearly, in fall and spring. We welcome your feedback about the newsletter, including suggestions for future articles. You can reach us at OCAC@Ontario.ca

Justice Janet Simmons,
Court of Appeal for Ontario

Lynne Wagner
Assistant Deputy Attorney General
Court Services Division
Ministry of the Attorney General

Posted Newsletters

  • Accessibility in Brief, Issue 5, Plain Text (22KB)
  • Accessibility in Brief Fall 2012, Issue 4, Plain Text (25KB)
  • Accessibility in Brief Fall/Winter 2012, Issue 3, Plain Text (19KB)
  • Accessibility in Brief Spring-Summer 2011, Issue 2, Plain Text (19KB)
  • Accessibility in Brief Fall 2010, Issue 1, Plain Text (19KB)

The content of each newsletter is intended for general information purposes only and should not be construed as legal advice. The views and opinions expressed in the newsletter do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of the Ontario courts, the Government of Ontario nor the individuals and organizations represented on OCAC.

Accessibility in Brief is available here in accessible PDF format and accessible plain text format. For French versions, please see attorneygeneral.jus.gov.on.ca/french/courts/accessibility_committee/index.php.  Should you require alternate formats of the newsletter, please send an email to OCAC@Ontario.ca