Category Built environments

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 […]

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 […]

Private Companies in Ontario; In case you thought accessibility does not impact your brand read this

MW wrote in one of the Linked In Groups to which I belong “I know this is off topic but many municipalities are inaccessible. Yes a wheelchair can get over a curb cut but the mindset of the municipality (company) simply isn’t conducive to real access. Accessible I.T. is simply an extension of this as […]

Ergonomics ROI: How To Document Ergonomics-Related Improvements Excerpts from Dr P Budnick October 11, 2012

Excerpts from an original Peter Budnick, PhD, CPE article with Ergoweb. Proving the value of ergonomics is a critical part of the process and where most ergonomic and design projects should commence. Optimal and our consultants have written about this subject and presented detailed ROI’s as part of our Nuts and Bolts of ergonomics Workshops […]

Proposed AODA Built Environment Standard for Public Spaces released for public consultation and review

Proposed AODA Built Environment Standard for public spaces released for public consultation and review  The Built Environment Standard is the final Standard to be enacted under the Accessibility for Ontarians for Disabilities Act, 2005 (“AODA”). The first Standard under the AODA, the Customer Service Standard, is already in force as are certain provisions of the Integrated Accessibility […]

Design of Public Spaces in the Built Environment In Ontario Just Released

Design of Public Spaces in the Built Environment In Ontario Just Released.

There is a measureable ROI in hiring disabled employees

There is a measurement ROI in hiring disabled employees

Ensure the Recruitment, Testing & Hiring process is accessible