Ontario's Advancing Accessibility Framework aims to Improve Understanding and Awareness about Accessibility

Ontario has launched a new public education campaign. The campaign is intended to help people learn more about accessibility, inclusion and hiring people with disabilities. It also explains what people with disabilities can expect under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) along with guidelines and resources to help make it easier for businesses and employers to understand and implement their requirements under the AODA.

This campaign is part of the Advancing Accessibility in Ontario Framework, designed to focus the government's work in 4 key areas:

  • breaking down barriers in the built  environment;
  • government leading by example in its role as a policy maker, service provider and employer;
  • increasing participation in the economy for people with disabilities and 
  • improving understanding and awareness about accessibility.

Implications for Occupational Therapists

The Advancing Accessibility in Ontario Framework addresses issues of concern and focus of occupational therapists. However, are occupational therapists involved in the initiatives that are developed within the framework? How is our profession making its unique skills and perspectives on accessibility and participation of people with disabilities?  

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