HRPA releases AODA compliance guide to help Ontario business meet accessibility standards
TORONTO, Sep. 11, 2013, 2013 (Canada NewsWire via COMTEX) --
Video series and interpretive guide assist workplaces to comply with the
AODA Employment Standard and Information and Communications Standard of
the Integrated Accessibility Standards Regulation (IASR)
The Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA) has today released a series of five free videos and an interpretive
guide to help Ontario businesses learn about their responsibilities
around the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act's (AODA)
Employment Standard and the Information and Communications Standard of
the Integrated Accessibility Standards Regulation (IASR).
The Employment Standard makes accessibility in organizations a regular
part of finding, hiring, supporting and communicating with employees
who have disabilities. The Information and Communications Standard will
help Ontario businesses and organizations make their information
accessible for people with disabilities.
The new videos are a continuation of HRPA's successful The Adventures of Harold Jeepers video series. In all, the 11 short and humorous videos feature hapless
Jiffy Bros. manager Harold Jeepers and Sonja, the Certified Human
Resources Professional (CHRP), as they navigate their workplace
accessibility obligations under the AODA. The new episodes include
Accessible Formats and Communication, Auditing Websites for
Accessibility, Developing an Accessible Website, Developing a
Multi-Year Accessibility Plan and Accessibility Myths vs. Reality. All
are available in English and French, with closed captions and
descriptive audio. 250 DVD sets of all eleven videos are being made
available to HR faculty in post-secondary institutions across Ontario.
Please click here to view the new videos.
Please click here to view CHANNELS, a companion guide to the videos that provides
information about the Employment Standard and the Information and
Communications Standard that employers can use to build awareness with
their managers and other staff.
Just watching the videos and following along with the guide will help
put Ontario workplaces well on the way to compliance with AODA
Employment Standard and Information and Communications Standard of the
Integrated Accessibility Standards Regulation (IASR).
The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (AODA) has
an overall goal of an accessible Ontario by 2025. Under the AODA, five
key areas of daily living were identified: customer service,
information and communications, employment, transportation and built
environment. Each of the five key areas has rules for business and
organizations to follow called Accessibility Standards.
The Adventures of Harold Jeepers episodes and CHANNELS are produced by
HRPA as part of an EnAbling Change Program with the Government of
The Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA) is Canada's HR
thought leader with more than 20,000 members in 28 chapters across
Ontario. It connects its membership to an unmatched range of HR
information resources, events, professional development and networking
opportunities and annually hosts Canada's largest HR conference. In
Ontario, HRPA issues the Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP)
designation, the national standard for excellence in human resources
management and the Senior Human Resources Professional (SHRP)
designation, reserved for high-impact HR leaders.
SOURCE Human Resources Professionals Association of Ontario
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SOURCE: Human Resources Professionals Association of Ontario
Duff McCutcheon HRPA Communications Specialist firstname.lastname@example.org 416 923-2324 x324
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