The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (AODA) is a Provincial Act with the purpose of developing, implementing and mandating accessibility standards in order to achieve accessibility for persons with disabilities, with respect to goods, services, facilities, accommodation, employment, buildings, structures and premises. Under the AODA, Ontario Regulation 191/11, entitled “Integrated Accessibility Standards” (the Regulation), which came into force on July 1, 2011, establishes accessibility standards specific to addressing barriers and increase accessibility for persons with disabilities.
The objectives of this policy is to identify what the equal treatment provisions of the Ontario Human Rights Code, through the AODA and the Regulation, require as a minimum legal standard in program design and service delivery to persons with disabilities and addresses the following:
This policy applies to all IMS employees, volunteers, visitors and others who deal with the public or other third parties on their behalf.
IMS is committed to treating everyone in a way that allows them to maintain their dignity and independence. We believe in integration and equal opportunity. We are committed to meeting the needs of persons with disabilities in a timely manner, and will do so by preventing and removing barriers to accessibility and meeting accessibility requirements under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA).
IMS will develop and maintain a multi-year accessibility plan as it applies to IMS and required under the Integrated Standards requirements. The Accessibility Plan will be reviewed and updated at least once every five (5) years and will be posted on the company website. Upon request, IMS will provide a copy of the Accessibility Plan in an accessible format.
This commitment is demonstrated in the areas of:
General Requirements – Training
General Requirements – Kiosks – IMS does not use self-serve kiosks, however should this be a practice that is implemented, we are committed to considering the needs of people with disabilities as part of the design, procurement or acquisition of kiosks.
Information and Communication – we are committed to providing any person with a disability an Accessible Format or Communication Support where one is requested. The format or support will be provided in a manner that takes into account the person’s disability.
Employment Standards – we are committed to ensure that employment practices are developed for employees in the following areas, to meet the obligations under the Integrated Standards:
Design for Public Spaces Requirements
Transportation – IMS does not currently provide transportation services. However, we are committed to providing accessible parking spaces and options to employees and visitors with disabilities.
IMS will develop and maintain a multi-year accessibility plan as required under the Integrated Standard. The purpose of the plan is to ensure compliance with the Integrated Standards. The plan will be reviewed and updated at least once every five (5) years.
This policy has been developed to break down barriers and increase accessibility for persons with disabilities and is available in accessible format when requested.
Should you have questions or wish to provide feedback you can do so by contacting Human Resources by mail, fax 519-745-9774, telephone 519-745-8887 ext. 4226, in person by arranging an appointment or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
IMS is committed to developing Integrated Accessibility policies that respect and promote the dignity and independence of people with disabilities. All IMS policies and procedures will be developed or updated in such a manner as to respect and promote the dignity and independence of persons with disabilities.
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