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.
“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.”
“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.”