On September 7, 2021, the Town of Blind River adopted its Accessibility Plan 2021-2016.

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 goals of the AODA. The AODA is the foundation on which the standards are built.

The purpose of 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. 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.

Accessibility Standards

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:

  • Customer Service
  • Transportation
  • Information and Communications
  • Built Environment Standards
  • Employment

The Accessible Customer Service Standard is now law. The Town of Blind River 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 on accessibility issues. 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

Blind River,

Ontario P0R 1B0

Phone: 705-356-2251

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