It is the policy of The Municipality of Oliver Paipoonge that citizens with disabilities achieve accessibility to the provision of goods and services by the Municipality to this community, consistent with the principles of independence, dignity, integration and equality of opportunity as set out in the regulations of The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 and the Municipality's Accessibility Policy.
There are 1.9 million people in Ontario with disabilities. This number is expected to increase as the population ages becausse the incidence of disability increases with age.
The Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2001 (ODA) was given Royal Assent on December 13, 2001, and is considered to be Canada's most comprehensive legislation to improve access for people with disabilities and set the foundation for the development of accessibility standards under the AODA, 2005.
Following are links to Municipal documents and an Ontario government website for assistance with understanding and improving accessibility:
- 2018-2022 Multi-Year Accessibility Plan
The Corporation of the Municipality of Oliver Paipoonge is committed to creating an inclusive environment for persons of all ages and abilities by providing services and facilities that are accessible to everyone. The Accessibility Plan is consistent with the principles of integration, independence, dignity and equal opportunity for all persons in this community.
- "May I Help You" Understanding Accessible Customer Services Guide
This resource gives some excellent background on how the Municipality is making its customer services more accessible to people of all abilities. It includes information on the Municipality's policies and practices in areas such as guide dogs and service animals, support persons, feedback mechanisms, assistive devices, disruption of services as well as information on how we are prepared to serve people of various disabilities.
This Ministry of Community and Social Services website highlights some of the ways facilities and services can be made more accessible to people with disabilities
- Integrated Accessibility Standard Regulation Policy
Under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, all public and private sector organizations must meet the requirements of accessibility standards established by regulation. This policy establishes the Integrated Accessibility Standards Regulation in the areas of Employment, Information and Communication and Transportation for the Municipality of Oliver Paipoonge in accordance with Ontario Regulation 191/11. This regulation came into force July 1, 2011.
The Municipality of Oliver Paipoonge is committed to meeting the accessibility needs of persons with disabilities in an effective and timely manner by preventing and removing barriers for persons with disabilities in accordance with the IASR. The Municipalities goal is to foster an inclusive organizational culture that is guided by the principles and requirements of the AODA, the IASR and the Code.
Customers who wish to provide feedback on the way the Municipality of Oliver Paipoonge provides goods and services to people with disabilities can call us, send us a letter or email, come see us in person or contact us through our website using the Feedback Form accessed through the link below.
The Municipality of Oliver Paipoonge website adheres to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0. The site design is accessible to the visually impaired and is user-friendly for all viewers. The text enlargement feature allows viewers to increase the size of the font as necessary. Text and graphics are accessible by screen readers and legible when viewed without colour.
We have made necessary steps to have this website function as intended across all major browsers. CSS3 enhancements are used throughout the site and are viewable by anyone using a modern browser with CSS3 support (Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Internet Explorer 9). We have taken the necessary steps to ensure that viewers on older browsers (Internet Explorer 8 and earlier) will be able to access the site content as intended.
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