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Accessibility Legislation and Related Information

 

Legislation and Related Information

 

 

The resources listed represent the legislation and supporting resources related to the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA)

 

Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 –The actual Act (AODA) that lays the legislative framework for the various accessibility standards being introduced.

Ontario Regulation 429/07 - Accessibility Standards For Customer Service

Ontario Regulation 430/07- Exemption From Reporting Requirements – Regulation that exempts organizations with fewer than 20 employees from certain documentation and reporting requirements of the standard.

Ontario Regulation 191/11- The Integrated Accessibility Standards Regulation under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 - The Integrated Accessibility Standards Regulation (IASR) under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, (AODA) 2005 establishes accessibility standards and introduces requirements for Information and Communications, Employment and Transportation. The Integrated Accessibility Standards Regulation also establishes the compliance framework for obligated organizations.   Integrated Accessibility Standards-Download Word doc Integrated Accessibility Standards-download pdf

Introduction to the Integrated Accessibility Standards Regulation - Provides an overview of the Integrated Accessibility Standards Regulation that highlights compliance time lines and requirements for various obligated organizations.Introduction to the Integrated Accessibility Standards-download pdf

Human Rights Code, R.S.O. 1990, Chapter H.19 - The law that protects the human rights of all Ontarians. It includes the definition of disability used within the Customer Service Standard, as well as the provisions relating to the duty to accommodate. The AODA provides that if one of its provision or regulations conflicts with other legislation, the provision that provides the highest level of accessibility prevails.

Policy and Guidelines on Disability and the Duty to Accommodate - Provides a detailed discussion of disability and the duty to accommodate in Ontario.Policy Guidelines on the Duty to Accommodate -Download pdf

Blind Persons’ Rights Act, R.S.O. 1990, Chapter B.7 – Legislation used to define where guide dogs are allowed under the Customer Service Standard

Blind Persons' Rights Act, R.R.O. 1990, Regulation 58, Guide Dogs - Regulation used to define 'guide dog' under the Customer Service Standard

Health Protection and Promotion Act, R.R.O. 1990, Regulation 562, Food Premises – Of particular interest are clauses 59 and 60 which relate to guide dogs and service animals.

Food Safety and Quality Act, 2001 - O. Regulation 31/05 – Meat – Of particular interest is clause 44 which relates to guide dogs and service animals

Charting a Path Forward:Report of the Independent Review of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005- Report of the Independent Review of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, by Charles Beer Charting a Path Forward -Download pdf

Releasing Constraints: Projecting the Economic Impacts of Increased Accessibility in Ontario - This study, commissioned by the Government of Ontario, examines the potential economic impact of achieving substantially higher levels of accessibility. The study reviews the economic impact of increased accessibility on individuals, on markets, and on social units. Releasing Constraints-Download pdf