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3 new accessibility standards in Ontario
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 06/21/2011

3 new accessibility standards in Ontario

TORONTO — Starting Jan. 1, 2012, Ontario employers will need to implement three new accessibility standards for employees with disabilities. The Accessibility Standard for Employment will make accessibility a normal part of finding, hiring and communicating with employees who have disabilities. The Accessibility Standard for Information and Communications will help people with disabilities access more sources of information, such as websites, public libraries, textbooks and public safety information. And the Accessibility Standard for Transportation will make transportation services accessible, including buses, trains, streetcars, taxis and ferries.