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Ontario Arts Council

Inclusive Application Process Policy

OAC can provide an alternate form or process in which an applicant submits their application.
 
OAC may grant a request for accommodation that may come from any of the following groups:
  • Deaf artists
  • Artists with disabilities
  • People who have barriers to accessing technology (computer, internet, access to library)
  • Indigenous individual applicants

Accommodations provided by OAC

  • OAC may provide applications in the following formats: Word document sent by email, paper sent by mail, ASL/LSQ.
  • OAC may accept applications in the following formats: Word document sent by email, paper sent by mail, ASL/LSQ.
  • Oral applications may be accepted from Indigenous individual applicants for Indigenous programs.
  • OAC transfers and/or transcribes these submissions and enters them into NOVA, the online granting system. This is agreed to by the applicant.
  • OAC also provides support through the “Application Accessibility Support Fund” for Deaf artists and artists with disabilities to pay a service provider to complete an application.
  • Deadline extensions may be a form of accommodation if OAC is not able to provide the accommodation in a timely manner.

Process for requesting accommodation

  • Potential applicants are encouraged to request accommodation to the program administrator no later than two weeks (preferably four weeks) in advance of the deadline as some formats may not be immediately available. They will speak with the applicant, ask them to identify the accommodation they need and manage the process of providing the accommodation.
  • The Equity, Diversity and Accessibility Coordinator is notified of all accommodation requests.