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Built Environment Standard

a lecture hall with wheelchair ramp and seating for wheelchairs, attendants, or service animals

These are regulations that focus on removing barriers in buildings and public spaces such as; beaches, recreation trails, parking spaces, and outdoor play areas. Enhancements to accessibility in buildings will happen at a later date through Ontario’s Building Code, which governs new construction and renovations in buildings such as; entrances, doorways, and corridors.

The University must provide an annual Accessibility Plan. A Comprehensive Strategic Framework for Accessibility was developed to allow the Accessibility Coordination Team to develop an Accessibility Plan that serves the university. Within that framework, five priory areas were identified in which to address accessibility. For one of these priory areas, a Built Environment Working Group was formed.

Section 5: Procuring or acquiring goods, services or facilities

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Compliance Timeline: For large designated public sector organizations, January 1, 2013.

The Standard States:

(1)  The Government of Ontario, Legislative Assembly and designated public sector organizations shall incorporate accessibility criteria and features when procuring or acquiring goods, services or facilities, except where it is not practicable to do so.

(2)  If the Government of Ontario, Legislative Assembly or a designated public sector organization determines that it is not practicable to incorporate accessibility criteria and features when procuring or acquiring goods, services or facilities, it shall provide, upon request, an explanation.

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Section 6: Self-service kiosks

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Compliance Timeline: For large designated public sector organizations, January 1, 2013.

The Standard States:

(1)  Without limiting the generality of section 5, the Government of Ontario, Legislative Assembly and designated public sector organizations shall incorporate accessibility features when designing, procuring or acquiring self-service kiosks.

(2)  Large organizations and small organizations shall have regard to the accessibility for persons with disabilities when designing, procuring or acquiring self-service kiosks.

(3)  The Government of Ontario, Legislative Assembly and designated public sector organizations shall meet the requirements of this section in accordance with the schedule set out in subsection 5 (3).

(4)  Large organizations shall meet the requirements under subsection (2) as of January 1, 2014 and small organizations shall meet the requirements as of January 1, 2015.

(5)  In this section, “kiosk” means an interactive electronic terminal, including a point-of-sale device, intended for public use that allows users to access one or more services or products or both.

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