Multi-Year Accessibility Plan and Policies 2016 - 2020
On August 15, 2011, the Town of Blind River adopted its Accessible Plan 2011/2012.
View the Accessible Customer Service Policy in pdf format here.
The Accessibility of Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (AODA), is a law passed by the Ontario legislature that allows the government to develop specific standards of accessibility and to enforce them. The standards are made into laws called regulations, and they provide the details to help meet the goal of the AODA. The AODA is the foundation on which the standards are built.
The purpose of the accessibility standards is to move organizations in Ontario forward on accessibility. The standards will set requirements in a number of key areas and will be reviewed at least every five years. New requirements may be added. Ontario will move step by step towards accessibility that is widespread and commonplace. The goal of the Act is to make the Province of Ontario completely accessible by 2025.
Businesses and organizations that provide goods and services to people in Ontario will have to meet certain accessibility standards in five important areas of our lives:
The Accessible Customer Service Standard
is now law. The Town of is committed to working towards being compliant with all of the standards under the AODA as they are introduced.
The Town of Blind River welcomes public input. It helps identify areas where changes need to be considered and ways in which we can improve the delivery of accessible goods and services. Feedback may be provided by telephone, in person, in writing or by e-mail.
Town of Blind River
11 Hudson Street, P.O. Box 640
Ontario P0R 1B0
Accessibility Advisory Committee