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AODA: Why Do I Have to Notify the Public When There is a Disruption of Services?

Author: Suzanne Cohen Share
Posted on Wednesday, July 27th, 2011 at 09:00

In Ontario, under the Accessibility Standards for Customer Service, as of January 1, 2012, organizations are required to publicly notify customers of temporary disruptions of services or facilities or if they are expected to be temporarily unavailable in the near future, including the steps to take to access alternative methods. This includes planned as well as unplanned service disruptions. Any disruption of services or facilities that people with disabilities need to access your products or services requires proper notification. You will provide a description of alternative facilities or services if they are available.

The Accessibility Lesson Which My Co-Workers and I Learned During Dinner

by Ron Brooks
THE BRAILLE FORUM, Volume L July-August 2011 No. 1

In September of 2009, my employer established an internal committee called the North American Diversity Council, whose mission is to
develop and implement programs that promote a culture which welcomes and fosters diversity and that helps us to increase the diversity of our
suppliers and executive and managerial employees.

2010-2011 Annual Report celebrates 50 years of OHRC

TORONTO, July 20, 2011 /CNW/ – Chief Commissioner Barbara Hall today released the Ontario Human Rights Commission’s 2010-2011 Annual Report.

“This year marks a special anniversary for the Commission,” said Ms Hall. “The report looks back at some of the key advances over the past five decades in protecting and promoting human rights for all Ontarians. It also documents the OHRC’s accomplishments during the last 12 months as we’ve worked to build on our 50-year legacy.

AODA Alliance Writes Three Political Parties to Request 2011 Election Commitments

July 19, 2011


We have just launched the next phase in our campaign for a fully-accessible Ontario. We will raise accessibility issues in the upcoming October 2011 provincial election. We also want to again try to ensure that this election is fully accessible to voters and candidates with disabilities.

Accessibility Rules for New Builds Only

By Madeleine Meilleur, The Windsor Star July 18, 2011 5:12 AM  

Re: Parks review: Assessing playgrounds, Star editorial, July 9.

I am writing in response to your July 9 editorial on the province’s proposed accessibility standards under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities
Act, 2005 (AODA).

I first want to congratulate the City of Windsor for proactively considering accessibility for children with disabilities and their families when planning
playgrounds and other outdoor spaces.


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