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Top Myths Regarding Disabilities in the Workplace (AODA)

People with disabilities are overlooked when it comes to the workplace employment and there are a a few top myths for aoda. Unproven myths, stereotypes and barriers are a hindrance to those individuals trying to seek employment. There are plenty of benefits and reasons to hire them. Employers fail to recognize the positive benefits and opportunities they bring to their organization. In doing so, employers violate AODA, the Human Rights Code, and also fail to follow proper Accessible Workplace Requirements.

Who Enforces AODA Accessibility Compliance Requirements?

Ontario?s goal of becoming a fully accessible province by 2025 relies on the enforcement of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). In the Second Legislative Review of the AODA, reviewer Mayo Moran made recommendations aimed to determine who enforces AODA accessibility compliance requirements. These included making an enforcement plan, building transparency into the plan, and incorporating feedback into compliance and enforcement.

Accessibility Policy and Accessibility Plan – Who Needs One?

In 2005, the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) introduced the need for an accessibility policy and accessibility plan. Eight years later, public sector organizations that employed more than 50 people developed and implemented the first accessibility policies and plans; thereby becoming the leading sector to comply with AODA.

Record Snow Creates ‘Nightmare’ for People With Accessibility Issues, Says Advocate Urging Better Clearing

Darby Lee Young says record snowfall is causing huge challenges for people with mobility issues By David Bell, CBC News
Posted: Mar 05, 2018

Accessibility advocate Darby Lee Young says snow clearing this year had led to some people with mobility issues being stuck in their homes.

A Calgary accessibility advocate says there are people with mobility challenges across the city who are suffering due to the city’s current level of snow clearing, and there are some real consequences.

Census an ‘Accessibility Debacle’, Blind Man Says

5 March 2018
Sally Murphy, Reporter

A blind man is calling for an inquiry into this year’s census, saying there are barriers for blind people and other groups to access the census.

Johnathan Mosen and his wife Bonnie, who is also blind.

However, Statistics Minister James Shaw said help was available.