The impact that the Internet can have on our lives is truly incredible.
It’s no wonder why so many Ontarians use the Internet each and every day. From learning about our local businesses and finding vital information about the world around us, to accessing current news and asking Google random questions out of curiosity, it’s impressive that we can manage to pull our faces away from these addictive screens.
The province of Ontario has a set of standards regarding accessibility laws. This set of standards, as some of you may know, is referred to as the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, or AODA. One of the standards that AODA covers is the design of public spaces. For many reasons, it’s extremely important that public spaces be designed and built with accessibility in mind. People with and without disabilities should always have the same access to public spaces, amenities, and travel routes.
Let’s take a closer look at this AODA standard and just why it’s so important for the future of Ontario and everyone in it.
The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) is a landmark piece of legislation, designed to create a more accessible, inclusive Ontario for those with disabilities. The goal of the AODA is to have a fully-accessible, barrier-free Ontario by the year 2025.
At The Accessibility Hub, we believe in this goal with a passion. That’s why we provide a space for Ontarians to access information and resources, as well as share their stories and accomplishments – and how they’re making Ontario a better place for those who are disabled.
Why is an accessible future so important for Ontario? Let’s take a look at just a few reasons.
The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) is a complex, yet extremely important, piece of legislation. At the AccessibilityHub, our goal is to help individuals and businesses alike understand AODA, and make Ontario a better place for Canadians with disabilities. In this article, we’ll look at some of the basics about AODA compliance in business. Let’s see how AODA affects your company!
The installation of publicly available charge stations for power wheelchair and scooter users has earned the County of Lambton and City of Sarnia recognition from the Ontario Municipal Social Service Association (OMSSA).
At The AccessibilityHub, our mission is to promote the ways in which individuals, public officials, businesses, and municipal governments strive to make Ontario a better place to live for Ontarians who suffer from disabilities.
To understand our work, it’s important to have a thorough understanding of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). In this article, we’ll take a brief look at the history of the AODA, who it affects, what its goals are, and the benefits. Let’s get started.
A committee has been organized through the Canadian Institute of Transportation Engineers that has been tasked with reviewing accessibility guidelines published by various levels of government across Canada.
Accessible Media Inc. (AMI) announced today that the 2017 AMI Robert Pearson Memorial Scholarship campaign will launch Monday, February 6.
Too many children with disabilities go without a wheelchair and some cannot even attend school because of their lack of mobility. An Israeli innovator seeks to change this reality by developing affordable wheelchairs for children with disabilities in developing world.
In preparation for the 2016 International Day of Persons with Disability (IDPD) Independent Living Canada has an ambitious goal: Get thousands of Canadians from across the country to add their voice by signing their Declaration on their campaign page: http://www.ilcanada.ca/idpd We believe that everyone has the right to aspire to the philosophy of Independent Living.
The Government of Ontario is expanding ReportON, a new service for reporting suspected or witnessed abuse of adults with developmental disabilities.
The Minister Responsible for Accessibility is seeking dedicated and knowledgeable individuals and organizations to sit on upcoming Standards Development Committees (SDC) to develop a new accessibility standard for Health Care, as well as to review the Information & Communications and Employment Standards.
In the spring of 2004 (2 years after their inception) the Innisfil Accessibility Advisory Committee (IAAC) identified a need to make all the curb cuts in the Town highly visible to those with vision impairments by painting them bright yellow.
In-person consultation sessions are taking place across Canada to inform the development of planned accessibility legislation.