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Accessibility Groups on Campus

Accessibility Groups at McMaster


There are a number of groups at McMaster that proactively work to advance accessibility. Information about these have been provided below with contact information for those groups that are open for membership.

McMaster Accessibility Council (MAC)

The Council and its members are responsible for ensuring the University's adherence to the AODA Accessibility Standards. It provides a mechanism for planning, reviewing and evaluating the implementation of the AODA Accessibility Standards within the University. 

Membership of the Council is restricted to senior officers of the University. Consultants from the Office of Human Rights & Equity Services, Student Accessibility Services and Human Resources, also attend MAC and form the MAC Working Group which supports the implementation of the AODA.

Click here to download the MAC Terms of Reference document.

      Presidents Advisory Committee on Building an Inclusive Community (PACBIC)

      The purpose of PACBIC is to identify and anticipate issues affecting equity-seeking communities including, but not limited to:
      • Aboriginal peoples
      • members of racialized communities
      • newcomers and refugees
      • members of diverse faith communities
      • persons with disabilities
      • LGBTQ-identified individuals, and
      • women

      More detailed information can be found on the PACBIC website.

        PACBIC Access & Accommodation Working Group

        This working group endeavors to identify and recommend to the University the prevention and removal of barriers that persons with disabilities encounter at McMaster University. 

        The A & A working group consist of a cross-section of the campus community namely, students, faculty and staff as well as representatives from the various student, employee and faculty groups. Membership is open to individuals from any sector of the University, and recruitment is conducted on an ongoing basis.

        For more information please contact the Access & Accommodation Working Group Staff Resource at: 

          Community of Practice (CoP) on Accessibility

          This group was established in November 2012 by the Center for Leadership in Learning (CLL) and is comprised of a community of individuals committed to advancing accessibility and effecting change in order to create accessible environments at McMaster for learning, working, and being. To join the CoP, please contact the Co-Chairs at or

          CoP Accessibility Website Group

          This focus of this project was to create an online hub for accessibility initiatives at McMaster. A group of committed individuals from accross the campus commuity came together to develop this site and is an example of a truly collaborative project. The projects continues to develop and strives to maintain a high standard of accessibility both in content and in form. For more information about this initiative, please contact the Project Coordinator at: 

          CoP Teaching and Learning Working Group

          This group aims to engage faculty and teaching instructors on issues concerning accessible and inclusive teaching and learning practices. For more information about this project, please contact the Project Coordinator at 

            Student Accessibility Forum (S.A.F)

            The S.A.F is a relatively new student-led initiative aimed at advocating for greater accessibility at McMaster. For more information, please contact student lead at:

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