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Improving Accessibility Training for Healthcare Providers

Currently, there are still no AODA healthcare standards. However, an AODA standards development committee drafted recommendations of guidelines that AODA healthcare standards should include. These guidelines include improving accessibility training for healthcare providers.

The committee’s mandate from the Ontario government requires recommendations focused on the hospital setting. However, patients and healthcare workers with disabilities also face barriers in other parts of the healthcare system, including:

  • Doctors’ offices

Ensuring Access to Support Persons in Healthcare

Currently, there are still no AODA healthcare standards. However, an AODA standards development committee drafted recommendations of guidelines that AODA healthcare standards should include. These guidelines include ensuring access to support persons in healthcare.

The committee’s mandate from the Ontario government requires recommendations focused on the hospital setting. However, patients and healthcare workers with disabilities also face barriers in other parts of the healthcare system, including:

  • Doctors’ offices

Improving Communication Between Healthcare Workers and Patients with Disabilities

Currently, there are still no AODA healthcare standards. However, an AODA standards development committee drafted recommendations of guidelines that AODA healthcare standards should include. These guidelines include improving communication between healthcare workers and patients with disabilities.

The committee’s mandate from the Ontario government requires recommendations focused on the hospital setting. However, patients and healthcare workers with disabilities also face barriers in other parts of the healthcare system, including:


I Am Trying and Struggling: Lack of Accessible, Affordable Units Leaves Kitchener Man Stranded

CBC News
Posted July 12, 2021

Ronald Hoppe said shock turned to anger when he found out he would be waiting years on Waterloo regions affordable housing list before he would be able to get a unit that was accessible.

Hoppe, who has run Kitcheners Comic-Con since 2015, started using a wheelchair earlier this year after part of his left leg was amputated in December 2020.


A Culture of Respect for Accessibility in Healthcare

Currently, there are still no AODA healthcare standards. However, an AODA standards development committee drafted recommendations of guidelines that AODA healthcare standards should include. These guidelines include creating a culture of respect for accessibility in healthcare.

The committee’s mandate from the Ontario government requires recommendations focused on the hospital setting. However, patients and healthcare workers with disabilities also face barriers in other parts of the healthcare system, including: