Equity refers to the fair and respectful treatment of all people. This means that we do everything we can to identify and eliminate unfair biases, stereotypes or barriers that may limit full participation in our education system. A barrier is anything that keeps someone from participating fully in all aspects of society. In education, barriers limit opportunities and successful outcomes. Barriers can be visible or invisible. They can relate to physical factors like inaccessible building features, social factors like co-curricular programs that focus on one area of interest or academic factors such as instruction that accounts for only one learning style.