Are you looking for talented employees? Do you want to attract more customers? Making your business accessible to persons with disabilities may help. Your business may gain a reputation for being open to all. Start implementing changes now as an investment in your future — make the necessary renovations to your building, train your employees, and update your website so that it's easy for all visitors to find what they want. Be prepared to provide your customers with the highest level of service and to provide your employees with the best work environment possible. Making it easier for Canadians with disabilities to do business with you makes good business sense.
Find out what you need to do under Ontario accessibility laws to make your business or workplace accessible for people with disabilities.
- Accessibility standards
As a business owner, you need to be aware of The Accessibility for Manitobans Act and how it may affect your workplace.
- How to make workplaces accessible
Ensure that your employee attraction, hiring and human resources practices meet Ontario accessible requirements.
- Access to buildings by persons with disabilities
Learn more about the barrier-free design standards to which you must comply to ensure buildings are accessible to persons with disabilities.
If you want to attract the right employees to your business and ensure that they are productive, make them feel comfortable and welcome.
- Accessible workplaces
Learn how to make your workplace accessible and how to attract and hire talented employees with disabilities.
- Building codes, regulations and related standards
Find out about the building codes and standards in your province or territory.
- I want to know my obligations
If your organization or business is regulated by the federal government, find out about your obligations under the Canadian Human Rights Act.
Accessible service delivery
What's the best way to beat the competition? Know what your customers want and supply it quickly, while building good client relations. Be sure that you and your employees know how to provide excellent service to everyone: in person, on the phone or on your website.
- How to make customer service accessible
Learn how to comply with the Ontarian law on accessibility to give your customers with disabilities the best service possible.
- Web content accessibility guidelines
Make your website accessible to all users, including those with a disability, by familiarizing yourself with accessibility guidelines.
- Accessible design for the built environment
Learn how to make your buildings accessible to persons with various kinds of disabilities.
- How to make public spaces accessible
Find out about accessibility rules for buildings and public spaces and how to make your business accessible to persons with disabilities.
Accessible tourism and transportation
If you have a tourism or transportation business, there are regulations, standards and guidelines concerning accessibility to your vehicles, buildings, and services.
- Codes of practice for transportation service providers
With a focus on communications, terminals, airplanes, trains and ferries, learn how to make your business accessible to persons with disabilities.
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