Category accessible design

How RE, FMs, Building Owners plus the A&D Professionals must support employment standards (IASR) Join us for the BOMATO Event Feb 9th Jane Sleeth speaker

The latest phase of accessibility regulations in Ontario may concern employment standards, but facility managers have a role to play in compliance. Source: How FMs can support employment standards There are seats available for Tuesday Feb 9th BOMATO event. From 7:30 to 9:30 Jane Sleeth Principal and Head of Ergonomic & Universal Design at Optimal […]

New Employer Risk in 2016: Employment & Accessibility

As 2016 nears employers in Ontario will once again have to get moving with a new set of legal obligations under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (called the AODA). We remain surprised in our consulting practice how this significant and far reaching employment law has kept so low a profile for many employers (despite being 10 year old employment law […]

When you hear Optimal Performance Consultants talk about Human Factors in Accessible Design this is what we mean

In OPC Inc’s Ergonomic, Human Factors and Accessible Design practice we find that many clients and even the general public are not aware of how these three areas of expertise are interrelated and necessary to have in place for the design of the workplace, buildings and websites to name a few. While ergonomics takes care […]

Meeting Ontario’s AODA requirements: Accessible conferences and events checklist – Corporate Meetings Network Magazine

Meeting Ontario’s AODA requirements: Accessible conferences and events checklist – Corporate Meetings Network.

OPC Inc. conducts on-going Qualitative Research about Open Office Design’s costly losses

OPC Inc. conducts on-going Qualitative Research about Open Office Design’s costly losses As part of OPC Inc’s ongoing qualitative research regarding office design, we undertook this past week, interviews with 3 employees who work in 3 very different types of companies, all of which have moved to an open office design in the last 2 […]

Do 65% of employers in Ontario not care about hiring or keeping employees with disabilities?

65% of employers in Ontario as of this week are NOT compliant with the basic Customer Service Standards of the AODA. Does this send a very strong message to PwD that 65% of employers and/or businesses do not care about hiring or keeping disabled employees or care about their disabled and aging clients/customers? That is […]

Mayo Moran’s review of the AODA by First Reference Forget Compliance Look at the Business Case

Source: blog.firstreference.com 65% of companies in Ontario are NOT compliant with the basic CSS Phase 1 of the AODA Act. This means PwD + aging populations in Canada cannot access the workplace fully, cannot access retail and restaurants or vacation spots in which to spend their money. The marketplace worldwide for PwD is the same […]