DID YOU KNOW...
By 2016, according to AODA legislation, Ontario public sector organizations, businesses or non-profit organizations with 50 or more employees must make new or re-developed public spaces listed below accessible:
- Recreational trails and beach access routes
- Outdoor public use eating areas (e.g., rest stops and picnic areas)
- Outdoor play spaces (e.g., community playgrounds)
- Exterior paths of travel (e.g., sidewalks and curb ramps)
- Parking lots
- Service counters, fixed queuing guides and waiting areas with fixed seating
Understand your requirements and how to make your current facilities as accessible as possible. Even if you are not sure where to start, the Acede Assessment Team can advise you on each step of the process. This typically will begin with an initial discussion and a Facility Assessment.
In preparation, we will ask about your facility size, and purpose. We can create a customized checklist to measure the accessibility of your facility against current accessibility standards and best practices. Our Assessment Team conducts the visit at a time suitable to you and will provide a comprehensive report that includes recommendations, priorities, selected costing information and access to the data collected.