Accessibility Plan - Built Environment
Under Provincial regulation all Boards were to have an accessibility plan. The specific design alterations generated under this regulation are going to be impacted by the Province’s update to the AODA (Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005).
There are five components of the legislation:
1. Customer Service
2. Information and Communication
3. Built Environment
4. Employment Accessibility
The Board has addressed Customer Service and is now ready to launch Built Environment.
In preparation for the built environment changes, the Board authorized funding for an audit of all of its facilities. This audit has now been completed along with an outline of the required alterations needed to move to more accessible facilities.
The audit report is extensive (3210 pages). The document is found in the download section to the right hand side your screen.
A report regarding the Accessibility Plan and the Built Environment component was presented to the Board at the February 3rd 2010 Board meeting.