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Accessibility

Accessibility Policies and 2014-2021 Multi-Year Accessibility Plan

Introduction

In 2005, the Ontario Government passed the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) to make Ontario accessible by 2025. This act (AODA) applies to every person or organization in the public and private sectors in the Province of Ontario, including the Legislative Assembly of Ontario. This act allows the province to establish, implement and enforce standards for accessibility to goods, services, facilities, employment, accommodation and buildings for persons with disabilities. These standards are rules that businesses and organizations in Ontario need to follow to identify, remove and prevent any barriers so that people with disabilities have more opportunities to participate in everyday life.

Ontario’s first accessibility standard, Accessibility Standards for Customer Service became law in 2008 and the dates for compliance ranged from January 2012 – December 2012. The Integrated Accessibility Standards (Information and Communication, Transportation and Employment were combined under this regulation) was enacted in 2011. The Brant County Health Unit has no requirements under the Transportation Standard. The Build Environment Standard will outline requirements for interior and exterior spaces and will focus on removing barriers in public spaces and buildings. As of January 1, 2015, new construction and renovations will be subject to updated accessibility requirements as per the Ontario Building Code.


Brent Richardson
Manager, Human Resources
​519-753-4937 ext. 292
accessibility@bchu.org

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