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Accessibility Plans for Specialized Transportation Providers

Under the Transportation Standard of the AODA, specialized transportation providers must create, implement, maintain, and document multi-year accessibility plans. Accessibility plans for specialized transportation providers describe how the providers will work to prevent or remove barriers against people with disabilities.

Accessibility Plans for Specialized Transportation Providers

All public sector and large private organizations must create accessibility plans. However, there are a few topics that specialized transportation providers must include in their plans that do not apply to other kinds of organizations.


Accessibility Plans for Conventional Transportation Providers

Under the Transportation Standard of the AODA, conventional transportation providers must create, implement, maintain, and document multi-year accessibility plans. Accessibility plans for conventional transportation providers describe how the providers will work to prevent or remove barriers against people with disabilities.

Accessibility Plans for Conventional Transportation Providers

All public sector and large private organizations must create accessibility plans. However, there are a few topics that conventional transportation providers must include in their plans that do not apply to other kinds of organizations.


Courtesy Seating for Passengers with Disabilities

Under the Transportation Standard of the AODA, conventional transportation providers must make sure that all their vehicles have courtesy seating for passengers with disabilities.

What is Courtesy Seating?

Courtesy seating is seating made available for passengers with disabilities if they need to use it. Signs should clearly indicate which seats on a vehicle are courtesy seats. They are most often closest to the door, unless the seats nearest to the door are not accessible.


World’s First Fully-Accessible Condominium to Be Built in Pickering

By Aaron Streck Videographer Global News

Pickering has approved the world’s first fully-accessible condo, planned for a parcel of land north of Highway 401 on Pickering Parkway.

It’s a development that officials say will fill a need in both the community and the region.


AODA Training for Transportation Workers in Ontario

Under the Transportation Standard of the AODA, conventional transportation providers and specialized transportation providers must train all their workers and volunteers. AODA training for transportation workers must include how to:

  • Use accessibility equipment and features safely
  • Change procedures if this equipment is not working or if they encounter barriers
  • Keep passengers with disabilities safe during emergencies

Conventional and specialized transportation providers must keep records of how many workers have been trained and when training took place.