Category disability

December 3: International Day of Persons with Disabilities

December 3: International Day of Persons with Disabilities Global Alliance on Accessible Technologies and Environments. To all of my friends, family, patients of mine, clients all of whom have disabilities of all sorts well done in rising to the challenges you face every day of your life. Here’s hoping forward thinking initiatives such as the […]

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 […]

Why do 54% of Canadians “fake” sick time?

54% of Canadian workers ADMIT to taking sick days off not for sickness or accident. Learn about why this happens and how to prevent this in Return to Work Toolkit from Carswell, Author JESleeth

Spondylolysis and Spondylolisthesis -Teaching Moment from a Physiotherapist and Ergonomist with Back Pain!

Having had yet another weekend with a flare up of my original lower back injury I thought this could be a good teaching moment. When I was 18 just before Tennis Nationals and before heading off to interview Colleges for Tennis Scholarships I experienced back pain which I had not experienced before. During a match […]

This Geek on Wheels is NOT for sale! A great read from a regular guy who happens to have a disability

This Geek on Wheels is NOT for sale!.

Optimal Performance predicts Accessibility Laws will be in place across Canada within 5 years! Saskatchewan is next.

  The government of Saskatchewan has announced it will be launching a comprehensive disability strategy for the province according to Saskatchewan’s Social Services Minister June Draude.   The stated goal for Saskatchewan’s provincial government is “a disability strategy to support our goal of making Saskatchewan the best place in Canada to live for persons with […]

Buyer of Interior Design Beware; Designs do not represent the Human Factor if Ergonomists/Human Factors Designers are NOT used.

Great article but I so wish Interior Designers would get the science of Ergonomics and Human Factors right. These designs are based on the science of the human factor both physical and cognitive. This is not wellness as this is called in this article. ┬áIt is astounding how much Interior Designers and Architects do not […]