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Preventing and Removing Information and Communication Barriers, Part 2

In Part 1 of this article, we explored how organizations can prevent or remove information or communication disability barriers. For the most part, removing or preventing information or communication barriers involves accessible formats or Communication supports. In Part 2, we outline other things staff should know about preventing or removing information or communication barriers.

Preventing and Removing Information or Communication Barriers, Part 1

In our last article, we explored how information and communication barriers limit access for people with various disabilities. In this article, we will consider how businesses can prevent or remove barriers. Preventing and removing information or communication barriers makes businesses welcoming to people of all abilities.

Preventing and Removing Information or Communication Barriers, Part 1

Businesses can find many solutions to help people access information and communication.

AODA Alliance Asks Federal Party Leaders For a New Bill to Strengthen the Accessible Canada Act

Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act Alliance Update United for a Barrier-Free Society for All People with Disabilities Twitter: @aodaalliance

November 18, 2019


We today kick off the next phase in our campaign for accessibility at the federal level in Canada.

Students challenged to engineer accessibility at Canatara bandshell

Tyler Kula
Published on: November 16, 2019

About six teams of local high school students are participating in an engineering design challenge to improve accessibility at the Canatara Park bandshell. One of the teams, all twelfth graders at St. Patrick’s high school, includes Ivan Lange, (front left) Juliette Rossi, Lily Taylor, and Josh Allen. They’re pictured at the bandshell with their engineer mentor for the challenge Brooke Wilson (back left), Professional Engineers of Ontario Lambton Chapter representative Jennifer Ladanchuk, and the City of Sarnia’s manager of recreation and planning Ryan Chamney. Tyler Kula/Sarnia Observer/Postmedia Network

Disability and Information or Communication Barriers

Information or communication barriers exist because not all people read or understand in the same way. For instance, some information or communication barriers are:

  • Audio-only fire alarms
  • Lack of large print and Braille on elevators, signs, or room numbers
  • Live events or public meetings without captions or Sign language interpretation
  • Forms, pamphlets, or menus offered only in standard-sized print
  • Telephone-only contact information