By LAURA CUDWORTH STAFF REPORTER
Updated August 30, 2011
The philosophy behind the Stratford Shakespeare Festival’s accessibility program is dignity.
That’s one of the reasons the province considers the Festival a leader in the field.
By January, businesses and non-profit organizations will be expected to comply with the first phase of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities
Act, which focuses on customer service.
Festival Leads Way With Accessibility for Patrons. Read full article.
Posted August 26, 2011
The Ministry of Community and Social Services newest Regulation under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (“AODA”), the Integrated Accessibility Standard (“Regulation”), is now in force. This Regulation combines three accessibility standards, Employment, Information and Communication and Transportation Standard and will impact Employers across Ontario.
New Accessibility Standards Affecting Employment Now In Force. Read full article.
By Dianne Wintermute, Staff Lawyer
Posted to site August 25, 2011
As is evident, the Government’s commitment to accessibility for all Ontarians has been significantly watered down by these Standards, and is a significant disservice to Ontarians with Disabilities.
The AODA and the Integrated Accessibility Standards. Read full article.
Author: Suzanne Cohen Share
Posted on Wednesday, August 24th, 2011 at 09:00
The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) allows for severe maximum monetary penalties for any violation to the Act. The maximum penalties under the AODA include:
AODA administrative Monetary Penalties Scheme – Three Strikes You’re Out!. Read full article.