Citizens With Disabilities –
Welcome to the Accessibility Standards Committee! We are working on raising awareness about barriers and concerns related to full participation of persons with disabilities who live and work in Ontario.
The government posted its proposed integrated Accessibility Regulation on September 2, 2010. Their proposed regulation outlines the content of a new accessibility regulation that will address three areas of standards:
For your reference, here is a link to the regulatory
registry, where it is posted.
The public review period is only 45 days long and comments are due to the Minister on October 16, 2010. CWDO is organizing a response, and will invite our members to provide input. Members may also wish to respond as individuals. The AODA Alliance has copies of the standards as submitted by the Standards Development Committees to the government. These are included in the links below. CWDO work on these standards is also included below. The links are organized by topic.
Did you know that accessibility can be a boost to the economy?
To learn more about the economic benefits to accessibility, and crunch the numbers for yourself, read the report by the Martin Prosperity Institute released on June 14, 2010.
Our current focus is on Ontario's Accessibility Standards:
We are also monitoring Federal standards for transportation:
Click here to see our Terms of Reference (under development).
A positive editorial citing some of the right reasons for setting standards for accessibility. We recognize the rationale voice of Durham Region News.
Helping Employers Expand Their Talent Pool - Ontario is partnering with the Business Takes Action project to create opportunities for people with disabilities and help employers make their workplaces more accessible.
Toronto Port Authority proposes an underground tunnel and pedestrian walkway to its Island airport, but so far it looks like accessibility for travellers is not part of the plan. Link to: Toronto Star news article (August 24, 2009) and Toronto Star news article (August 24, 2009)
With more member involvement, we could do more!
To join this Committee and to find out the next meeting date, please contact the Committee Chair. You must first be a member of CWDO to join a committee, and have the Chair’s approval.
If you are new, you will need to complete and send us a Membership Form.
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Last updated September 2, 2010