AODA Alliance pushes for development of new accessibility standards
The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) Alliance has launched a campaign for the development of three new accessibility standards to address recurring barriers in the areas of education, health care and residential housing.
The Alliance wants the Government of Ontario to implement these standards under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, which requires Ontario to be fully accessible for persons with disabilities by 2025. The current accessibility standards are in the areas of customer service, information and communication, transportation, employment and the built environment (under development).
The campaign encourages supporters to contact their local Members of Provincial Parliament, spread the word through social media and engage in dialogue with community members about accessibility issues.
AODA Alliance is a disability consumer group that has advocated for the development and implementation of full accessibility standards in Ontario since 2005.
For more information about the campaign, see www.aodaalliance.org.