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Integrated Accessibility Standards

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The Integrated Accessibility Standards which include Information and Communications Standard, Employment Standard and the Transportation Standard came into effect on July 1, 2011.

Municipalities are required to have emergency procedures and plans produced in accessible formats and ensure that an employee with a disability has an individualized workplace emergency response plan. Websites must also be in compliance and meet specified content and requirements.

The Municipality of Brockton has adopted an Integrated Accessibility Policy which addresses how Brockton achieves accessibility and provides overall strategic direction that we follow to provide accessibility support to Ontarians with Disabilities. This version of the policy includes requirements for the Design of Public Spaces.

In Brockton, Taxicabs must place vehicle registration information on the rear bumper by January 1, 2012 and ensure that no extra fees are charged for a person with a disability.

Brockton has produced the following pamphlets in regards to emergency management and suggest that the Emergency Preparedness Guide for People with Disabilities/Special Needs be reviewed as well:

The Municipality of Brockton has adopted a Policy for Accessible Employment that will ensure that we provide equal employment opportunities for persons with disabilities and to meet the accessibility and accommodation needs of employees with a disability in a timely manner.

In December of 2013, Council adopted the Accessible Information and Communications Policy, to show that Brockton is committed to providing materials in an accessible format or with communication supports to persons with disabilities, upon request .