Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2001 (ODA)
TThe purpose of the ODA is to improve opportunities for persons with disabilities and to provide for their involvement in the identification, removal and prevention of barriers to their full participation in the life of the province.
Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (AODA)
The purpose of the AODA is to achieve a fully accessible Ontario by 2025. The AODA is made up of five standards including: Customer Service, Information and Communication, Employment, Transportation, and the Built Environment.
Municipal Accessibility Policy
The Municipality must develop, implement and maintain policies governing how the organization achieves or will achieve accessibility through meeting its requirements referred to in the Integrated Standards Regulation. This Municipal Accessibility Policy and Policy Statement is available in multiple formats upon request.
Multi-Year Accessibility Plan
The Multi-Year Accessibility Plan is intended to address existing barriers to people with disabilities and to prevent new barriers from being established.
Annual Accessibility Status Report 2016
This is the second Annual Accessibility Report Status update of The Municipality of Dutton Dunwich’s Multi-Year Accessibility Plan. In 2014, The Municipality of Dutton Dunwich released its first Multi-Year Accessibility Plan, in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) and the Integrated Accessibility Standards Regulation (Ontario Regulation 191/11). The plan outlined the Municipality’s strategy to prevent and remove barriers to accessibility, which included how phased in requirements under the AODA will be met.
This Status Report includes the accessibility initiatives that were completed in the latter part of 2015 and 2016 to implement the strategies outlined in the Multi-Year Accessibility Plan.
The purpose of this Status Report is to make the public aware of The Municipality of Dutton Dunwich’s progress with regards to the 2015-2016 Multi-Year Accessibility Plan to prevent and remove barriers and meet requirements under the AODA.
Accessibility Standards - Customer Service
The Accessibility Standards for Customer Service (Ontario Regulation 429/07) came into force on January 1, 2008. As a public service organization designated in the Regulation, the Municipality must comply with the standards by January 1, 2010. The Regulation outlines activities that the Municipality must do in order to ensure that the Municipality is providing accessible customer service to people with various kinds of disabilities.
When providing a document to a person with a disability, the Municipality will provide the document, or the information contained in the document, in a format that takes the person's disability into account.