In June 2005, the Ontario Government passed the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), with a vision of a fully accessible Ontario by 2025.
The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) has developed accessibility standards in five areas:
- Customer service standard
- Information and communications standard
- Employment Accommodation standard
- Transportation standard
- Design of public spaces (built environment)
Businesses and organizations in Ontario must follow these standards.
Integrated Accessibility Standards Regulation
As part of the AODA, the Integrated Accessibility Standards Regulation (IASR) requires the Township to:
- Create policies and procedures
- Create a multi-year accessibility plan
- Prepare an annual status report
- Acquire goods and services that meet accessibility criteria
- Provide staff training
The Township of Scugog's Accessibility Standards Policy and Customer Service Standards Policy, explains how Township achieves and maintains accessibility by meeting the requirements of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 and the Integrated Accessibility Standards, Ontario Regulation 191/11.