Category AODA Training

2014 in review for Optimal Performance Consultants’ Bog; we recommend you read to stay on top of Ergonomics, Accessibility, Fitness & Disability Management

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 4,300 times in 2014. If it were a NYC subway train, it would take about 4 trips to carry that many people. Click here to […]

The AODA is the Law In Ontario PLUS it makes for an excellent business case!

Only 30% of employers in Ontario are compliant with the Customer Service Standard (CSS) of the AODA. As part of the CSS compliance, Optimal Performance developed an easy to use, effective elearning tool which takes approx 30 min for your employees to review, take quizzes and show learning has occurred. Certificates of completion are issued […]

Article by Michelle Ruby Sun Media about why hiring people with disabilities has & does make business sense

Hiring employees with disabilities is good for business, Mark Wafer told a crowd gathered Wednesday at the Brant Haldimand Norfolk Access Employment Day luncheon.   The owner of six Tim Hortons locations in Toronto, Wafer has hired 85 people with disabilities in all positions, including management, over the past 18 years.   Wafer, who was […]

Optimal’s Accessibility Practice has a Challenge for our Clients and Readers!

OPC’s Challenge to all Clients & Readers On Monday “disable” yourself and try to do your everyday tasks for the entire day, from your commute to work to returning home to make a meal to heading to your gym for your exercise. When we were students of the Rehabilitation Medicine; Physiotherapy program at the University […]

The AODA Experts at Optimal Performance forewarned employers this would happen. Here we go….

Over a year ago the AODA/ADA Consultants at Optimal Performance started to forewarn our clients and attendees at national conferences in which we were speakers that more politically motivated members of the disabled community (which represents a small percentage of the disabled and ageing population) would take employers to task for perceived & real non-compliance […]


­ On June 3, 2011, the Ontario government released the final Integrated Accessibility Standards regulation (the “Final Regulation”) under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (the “AODA” or the “Act“). The Final Regulation combines accessibility standards in three areas – information and communication, employment, and transportation – and came into force July 1, […]

The AODA Consulting Experts at OPC finds the Ministries Guide and Tools will help Small Companies only

 The Ontario Government Publishes Integrated Accessibility Standards Guide and Compliance Tool Posted: 01 Aug 2012 11:15 AM by OPC Inc and OPC’s Blog The Ontario Ministry of Community and Social Services has published “A Guide to the Integrated Accessibility Standards Regulation” dated July 2012. The Integrated Accessibility Standards (IAS) Regulation was made under the Accessibility […]