Information and Communications, Employment and Transportation Standards have been incorporated into one compliance timeline under Ontario Regulation 191/11, the Integrated Accessibility Standards Regulation (IASR). The IASR became law in June 2011 and was revised in January 2013 to include an accessibility standard for buildings and outdoor spaces (described below under Built Environment), phased in over a period of time.

Human Rights:

The IASR does not replace or affect legal rights or obligations that arise under the Ontario Human Rights Code and other laws relating to the accommodation of people with disabilities. This means that the Ontario Human Rights Code or other applicable legislation may require additional accommodation measures that go beyond or are different from the standards established by the regulations of the AODA.

Information and Communications

The Information and Communications Standard outlines requirements for organizations to create, provide and receive information and communications in ways that are accessible for people with disabilities. This should help people with disabilities access sources of information and communications that many of us rely on every day.

For example, it will help people with vision loss access more web content using their screen readers, and provide students with course information and learning materials in accessible formats.

Resources

Fact sheet: Top 10 ways to improve acccessible communication (PDF)

Fact sheet: Acccessible formats (PDF)

Changes to Customer Service Standards and IASR, July 2016

Employment

The Employment Standard, under the Integrated Accessibility Standards Regulation, requires employers to provide for accessibility across all stages of the employment life cycle.

By pro-actively removing barriers across the employment life cycle, employers can help to create workplaces that are accessible and which allow employees to reach their full potential.

The Employment Standard is a framework for integrating accessibility into regular workplace processes.

Transportation

If the College contracts transportation services, the vendor needs to comply with accessibility principles.

Built Environment

The Design of Public Spaces Standards (Accessibility Standards for the Built Environment) was released January 2013 and included in the IASR.

The standard focusses on removing barriers in public spaces and buildings. It applies to public spaces that are newly constructed or redeveloped.

The information on this website is available in alternative formats for persons with disabilities. For assistance, please call 519-452-4282 or contact accessibility@fanshawec.ca.