CCAB Accessibility Policy

March 3, 2016

1.     Purpose

The purpose of the policy is to demonstrate CCAB’s commitment to improving accessibility.

2.     Scope

The following policy will be put into practice as required by the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act.

3.     Guiding Principles

The following principles are the cornerstone of supporting accessibility at CCAB. Any of our policies that do not respect and promote the dignity and independence of people with disabilities will be modified or removed.

General

  • CCAB is committed to training staff on Ontario’s accessibility laws and on accessibility aspects of the Human Rights Code that apply to persons with disabilities.
  • Training will be provided in a way that best suits the duties of employees, volunteers, and other staff members.

Information and Communications

  • CCAB is committed to meeting the communication needs of people with disabilities. When asked, the CCAB will provide information and communication materials in accessible formats or with communication supports. This includes publicly available information about our goods, services, and facilities, as well as publicly available emergency information.
  • CCAB will consult with people with disabilities to determine their information and communication needs.

Employment

  • The CCAB will notify the public and staff that, when requested, we will accommodate disabilities during recruitment and assessment processes and when people are hired.
  • If needed, we will provide customized workplace emergency information to employees who have a disability. If using performance management, career development and redeployment processes we will take into account the accessibility needs of employees with disabilities.

Design of Public Spaces

  • The CCAB will meet the Accessibility Standards for the Design of Public Spaces when building or making major modifications to public spaces.