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Ontario Seeks Input On Draft Accessibility Standard

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Ontario Seeks Input On Draft Accessibility Standard

McGuinty Government Takes Steps To Break Down Barriers For People With Disabilities

Ontario is seeking input on the initial proposed accessible built environment standard, which was released today for public review.

The proposed accessibility standard was developed by a committee of people from the disability and business communities. It aims to break down barriers in buildings and other structures for people with disabilities by proposing requirements in areas such as:

  • Entrances, doorways and ramps
  • Parking spaces
  • Signs and displays
  • Recreation, such as parks and trails.

The committee wants Ontarians to provide their feedback to help shape a final proposed accessibility standard that will be submitted to the Ontario government for consideration.

Quick Facts

  • Under its accessibility legislation, the province has a goal to make Ontario accessible by 2025 through the development of standards.
  • The initial proposed built environment standard was developed by 46 people from a variety of sectors.

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“The release of this standard for public review is an important first step towards making Ontario buildings and spaces more accessible for people with disabilities. Now, public feedback will help shape a standard that makes sense for everyone.”

Madeleine Meilleur

Minister of Community and Social Services

“Our diverse committee worked hard to draft this initial proposed accessible built environment standard. With your help, we can finalize this standard and include the input of people across Ontario.”

Ron Meredith-Jones

Chair of the Accessible Built Environment Standards Development Committee



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