A recent Globe and Mail article highlighted the confusion that many small to medium sized businesses are facing as they start to try and comply with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). As of January 1, 2012 all provincially legislated businesses that provide goods or services either directly to the public or to other organizations in Ontario, and have more than one employee are required to comply.
What are the common misunderstandings?
This checklist from the Ontario Ministry of Community and Social Services is helpful to make sure you’ve done everything:
1. Create and put in to place an accessibility plan that:
3. Put your plan in writing
Clear Path offers an AODA Do-It-Yourself package as well as an informative morning learning session; Introduction to AODA: Customer Service Standard that will provide you with a clear understanding of your obligations and strategies to enable you to become compliant. Click here to find out more.
Source: Globe and Mail “Ontario Disabilities Act Creates Compliance Confusion" Jan 06 2012
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