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EcoLog Events, Business Information Groups Environment Division, presents Seminar: Ontarios New Accessibility Standards Are You in Compliance?

February 14, 2012

Health & Safety

TORONTO (February 13, 2012) – As of January 1, 2012, the Government of Ontario has developed mandatory accessibility standards that identify, remove and prevent barriers for persons with disabilities in everyday living.

Every business in Ontario providing goods and/or services is required to have an accessibility plan in place that addresses customer service, including trained employees. 

The next three accessibility standards under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (AODA) require Ontario to be fully accessible in the areas of transportation, employment and information and communications, which must be phased in between now and 2021. Filing the accessibility plan for your business is the first step in complying with these new standards.

The seminar will cover the practical information and tools needed to comply with these new requirements, including:

          How to comply with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (AODA) Customer Service Standard

          How to avoid costly penalties and fines for non-compliance 

          How to develop an accessibility plan that identifies how your organization will provide service to customers with disabilities

          How to provide emergency response information to workers with disabilities (as per the Integrated Accessibility Standards that took effect January 1, 2012).

Presenting Speakers:

·         David Crocker, Davis LLP

·         Olga Dosis, B.A., M.A. (Psych.), M.A. (CDS), Optimal Performance Consultants, Inc

·         Speaker to be named, Accessibility Directorate of Ontario, Ministry of Community and Social Services


CLICK HERE to register online, or call (416) 510-6867 


Ontario’s New Accessibility Standards – Are You in Compliance?

Tuesday, March 6, 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Hyatt Regency Hotel – Downtown Toronto

$95 per person (Includes Breakfast)



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