November 17, 2008
McGuinty Government Releases Accessibility Standard For Public Review
Ontario is taking another step towards improving accessibility for people with disabilities with the release of the proposed information and communications standard for public review. The standard was developed by a committee of people from the disability and business communities.
People with disabilities often face barriers in getting the information they need, whether on paper, online or in person. This proposed accessibility standard aims to ensure people of all abilities can equally access information.
Everyone, regardless of their ability, can provide their feedback over a 60-day period to help shape an accessible information and communication standard that will apply to businesses and organizations across Ontario.
"The committee has done fabulous work over the last year to help make information and communication accessible to everyone in the province by 2025. The public review process is an important step to help the committee focus on areas they are looking for feedback on," said Community and Social Services Minister Madeleine Meilleur.
Find out how you can provide accessible information to people with disabilities.
There are many things everyone can start doing today to break down barriers in their community. Visit www.AccessON.ca for tips and tools to improve accessibility.
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