The Government of Ontario has appointed the Accessibility Standards Advisory Council to continue its work in removing barriers for people with disabilities. The Council was implemented based on recommendations by Charles Beer, who conducted an independent review of Ontario’s accessibility law.
Jim Sanders, former President and CEO of the Canadian National Institute for the Blind, will chair the new council. The Council’s mandate is to review Ontario’s five accessibility standards and develop new standards based on stakeholder advice and feedback. Members are appointed by the Minister of Community and Social Services and include representatives from the disability community and organizations that have to comply with Ontario’s accessibility standards. Council appointments will be announced shortly.
For more information, please visit the Ministry of Community and Social Services website.