Accessibility

Built Environment Draft Accessibility Standards (for Ontario) Now Available

The Ontario Ministry of Community and Social Services has released draft standards for accessible public spaces and are inviting public input.

These regulations, once finalized, will affect NEW construction and redevelopment of non-profit buildings, including churches, camps and community ministries, in Ontario.

For more information on what these standards cover, see the Ministry’s website
(www.mcss.gov.on.ca/en/mcss/programs/accessibility/built_environment/index.aspx).

BAY OF QUINTE CONFERENCE
Accessibility Standards for Customer Service
Policy Statement
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Accessibility Standards

Use these following forms and resources for help with attaining the goals of meeting the Customer Service accessibility standards by January 1st, 2012

 Generic Accessibility Standards for Customer Service Policy Statement form Customer Service Requirements List Accessibility Training Resource Reduction

Please follow these links for information, tips, stories and videos regarding accessibility issues:

http://www.united-church.ca/local/duty/environments#accessibility-standards, will connect you with the conference website information as well as the Ontario Ministry of Community and Social Services website. The government website has some excellent tips, stories and videos on delivering service to those with specific disabilities which may be helpful to congregations as they do their own training.

A training video provided by the Ontario Government is available at:  www.mcss.gov.on.ca/mcss/serve-ability/splash.html

Accessibility Directorate of Ontario, Ministry of Community and Social Services www.accesson.ca

Breaking Down Barriers: A Multi-Faith Guide to Accessibility in Places of Worship www.reena.org

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