Chair:  Sousan Zaribaf  Click here for Chair's background.

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.

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).

See who is on our Committee.

Articles and issues.


For once, a positive editorial citing some of the right reasons for setting standards for accessibility.  We recognize the rationale voice of Durham Region News. 

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)

Ontario Seeks Input On Draft Accessibility Standard - The Built Environment

Ontario Launches Review Of Accessibility Legislation

With more member involvement, we could do more!

Our Committees always welcome new members who share CWDO’s mission and values.  We meet as needed, using the IDEAL Conference® system.

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.

Please review our IDEAL Conference® instructions to find out how to participate on a Committee.