November 17, 2008
Ontario passed the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act in 2005, becoming the first jurisdiction in Canada to commit to breaking down barriers through mandatory standards. These accessibility standards are the rules that businesses and organizations in Ontario will have to follow to identify, prevent and remove barriers for people with disabilities.
Ontario is developing accessibility standards in key areas of everyday life, including:
Proposed accessibility standards are developed by committees of people from the disability and business communities that:
Accessible Information and Communications
The committee's proposed accessible information and communications standard - the third standard to be released - is available online for the public to review until February 6, 2009. A committee comprised of 40 members developed this proposed standard.
Accessible information and communications can mean different things to different people.
Accessible information can be:
Visit www.AccessOn.ca for more information on improving accessibility.
Communications and Marketing Branch,
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