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Make Soccer Accessible in Your Community

By Staff, 04/10/18

This Achieving Accessibility Guide can help clubs and academies understand AODA requirements

Play. Inspire. Unite.

Accessible Soccer is the beautiful game, for all. Ontario Soccer believes that the intention of any accessible and inclusive soccer program should focus on providing an opportunity for players in their own community to discover soccer, develop skills, and build friendships as part of a team.


What is the Integrated Accessibility Standards Regulation (IASR)?

Ontario businesses must follow the Integrated Accessibility Standards Regulation (IASR) to prevent and remove barriers for people with disabilities, but what is the Integrated Accessibility Standards Regulation (IASR)?

The Ontario Regulation 191/11: Integrated Accessibility Standards is a grouping of five standards that the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) developed.

What is the Integrated Accessibility Standards Regulation (IASR)?

The IASR includes five standards in the areas of:


The Wynne Government’s Plan for a New Courthouse in Downtown Toronto Has Significant Accessibility Problems

Yet In the 2014 Election, the Wynne Government Promised Never to Use Public Money to Create New Disability Barriers

Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act Alliance Update United for a Barrier-Free Ontario for All People with Disabilities

April 9, 2018

SUMMARY

Here is more proof that Ontario needs strong new action now to ensure that our built environment becomes accessible to people with disabilities.


Ontario’s Accessibility Minister Convenes a Forum on Addressing Disability Barriers in Ontario’s Built Environment – We Await Follow-up Action

Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act Alliance Update United for a Barrier-Free Ontario for All People with Disabilities http://www.aodaalliance.org aodafeedback@gmail.com Twitter: @aodaalliance

April 8, 2018

SUMMARY

On March 19, 2018, Ontario’s Accessibility Minister, Tracy MacCharles, convened a forum to discuss the disability barriers that face people with disabilities in Ontario’s built environment, and the measures needed to make Ontario’s built environment fully accessible. We commend the Government for holding this event (which we had proposed).


AODA Training Requirements: Who Needs It and Why?

In 2005, the Ontario Public Service passed The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), making AODA training required for all employers and workers in Ontario.

This Act made Ontario the first province to take action to increase accessibility for people who live with disabilities. For over 10 years, AODA training has been required in Ontario. However, some employers and workers are still unfamiliar with the terms accessibility and disability. Furthermore, many organizations fail to provide AODA training to their workers and/or volunteers.