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eSSENTIAL Accessibility

A new way to make learning easier

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 experience at osstf.on.ca.

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

Apple Logo *Using a Mac? Learn about using eSSENTIAL Accessibility on an Apple computer.