Businesses are Ignoring Provincial Accessibility Legislation

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The Toronto Star recently reported a shocking statistic that nearly 70% of companies in Ontario are not complying with accessibility legislation. Companies had until December 2012 to file reports outlining how they accomodate customers with disabilities.

It would apear that only 26% of the companies have complied. Under tha act the companies must show how they comply with standards in five areas:

  • customer service
  • employment
  • information and communications
  • transportation
  • design of public spaces

The government must take action to support the needs of the one in seven Ontarians that have a disability. You can read about the act on the government website.