New accessibility requirements came into force on January 1, 2014 for the public sector and large Ontario businesses.
The accessibility compliance wizard will help you find out what you need to do to comply with Ontario’s accessibility laws.
Before you start, please keep in mind that:
The “Restart” button restarts the wizard, without saving your answers.
It is located at the left of the “Next” button.
Previous answers are carried over to the next screen and appear above the new questions.
At the end, depending on your browser, you can save the personalized summary by selecting File, then Save As/Save Page As or by using a keyboard shortcut:
Large Ontario businesses will also need to file a second compliance report in 2014. File your report early and don’t wait until the end of the year.
Review of the Accessibility Standard for Customer Service
The Accessibility Standards Advisory Council/Standards Development Committee (the Committee) has completed its review of the Accessibility Standard for Customer Service. The Committee has delivered its proposed revisions for the government’s consideration.
Ontario’s Building Code has been amended to include enhancements to accessibility in buildings. As of January 1, 2015, new construction and renovations will be subject to updated accessibility requirements. Learn more about the changes to Ontario’s Building Code.
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What if a business is not providing accessible customer service? Here's what you can do.
Many individuals and companies are now offering consulting services on accessibility matters including compliance with the requirements of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and the standards.
The Accessibility Directorate of Ontario, the Ministry of Economic Development, Employment and Infrastructure, and the Government of Ontario do not endorse any accessibility consultant, including their advice, opinions or recommendations.
Expanding Ontario's labour pool and welcoming people with disabilities into more workplaces
Giving people with disabilities access to more of the information we all depend on
Making it easier for people with disabilities to get where they need
Removing barriers in new buildings and outdoor spaces for people with
Accessibility Directorate of Ontario is committed to providing high-quality services to you.
Find out more about our service commitments for 2013-14.