Our Commitment to Accessibility
The Municipality of Brockton is committed to Accessibility in our communities.
The first Brockton Accessibility Plan was adopted in 2004 and is updated each year. Under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) the Municipality is required to plan and implement a Multi Year Accessibility Plan. Brockton strives to meet the recommendations in the plan and will update the schedules when recommendations are implemented.
Accessibility is an important part of everything the municipality does and our website is no exception. We're doing as much as we can to make sure that everyone can access the information they need.
The inclusion of everyone is important in all aspects of the community. Accessibility Ontario has created an Accessible Event Planning Guide. The guide provides information on no-cost and low-cost actions that can help reduce barriers for people with disabilities and make all types of events more inclusive. If you are planning a event be sure to check out this guide for more information.
The launch of this new website in November 2013 is an important and large step toward meeting the requirements under the (AODA).
By January 1, 2014 all website content, documents and tools must be in compliance with the AODA standard WCAG 2.0 Level A other than criteria 1.2.4 (captions) and 1.2.5 (pre-recorded audio description) - the Municipality of Brockton will be WCAG Level AA which is the 2021 requirement.
Documents (PDF, Microsoft Word, Microsoft PowerPoint) dated January 1, 2014 or later will be posted to the website as AODA compliant which will meet the AODA requirement that we be compliant by January 1, 2014.
Documents (PDF, Microsoft Word, Microsoft PowerPoint) dated January 1, 2012 or later will be posted to the website and made AODA compliant over the next several months.
Every effort will be made to make historical documents (PDF, scans, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Powerpoint) dated prior to December 31, 2013 available and AODA compliant. We will amend this statement on the website to reflect any progress we have made on non-compliant documents.
In the event a document provided on the website contains elements that are inaccessible, an alternative method will be provided by contacting the Municipal Office at 519-881-2223.
For the visually impaired, large format printing is available at the Municipal Office, please call ahead to ensure availability at 519-881-2223.