In February 2022, the OHRC released its much-anticipated Right to Read inquiry report, which found that Ontario’s public education system is failing students with reading disabilities (such as dyslexia) and many others, by not using evidence-based approaches to teach them to read.
This release included a shorter executive summary, which is now available in audiobook format. The summary combines research, human rights expertise and lived experience of students, parents and educators to provide recommendations on curriculum and instruction, early screening, reading interventions, accommodation, professional assessments and systemic issues.
The audiobook is divided into 11 audio chapters, for ease of use. Each chapter has an audio player with navigation buttons to help you play, pause, increase volume, decrease volume, fast forward and rewind. The total listening time is approximately three hours.
The full Right to Read report is now also available online in an accessible pdf format for easy downloading.
- Executive summary
- Full report
- OHRC recommendations to meet the right to learn to read
- Live stream: Right to Read inquiry report release
- Right to Read inquiry video
- Ministry of Education's response to the Right to Read report (accessible PDF)
- OHRC statement on Ministry of Education response to the Right to Read report
- Stakeholder responses