Accessibility

people with disabilities

Homes not so sweet for people with disabilities

One third of survey respondents acknowledge that their homes could be problematic for residents or visitors with a disability, while more than one quarter of those who currently report a disability are planning to move.
Rollout of RHFAC

Rollout of RHFAC continues cross-Canada

Real estate operators can look to CSA-accredited professionals for guidance on making buildings more welcoming and workable for people of all abilities.
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How FMs can support employment standards

The latest phase of accessibility regulations in Ontario may concern employment standards, but facility managers have a role to play in compliance.
REMI

Accessibility, ergonomics and AODA compliance

As of 2015, anyone renovating or constructing a public space must meet new building code requirements. Here's how one company achieved AODA compliance.
Universal design

Expanding the frontiers of universal design

Universal design encompasses much more than physical accessibility, as three Interior Designers of Canada members recently explained in a panel discussion.
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Compliance with AODA lessens liability risk

Many of Ontario’s building owners and managers are now struggling to decipher requirements for barrier-free access in the Ontario Building Code (OBC), under the Accessibility
FirstService Residential

Toronto eyes time limit for elevator repairs

Property owners and managers may eventually face not only frustrated residents and tenants when elevators have to be taken offline, but also a time limit
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Ontario’s move toward accessibility

New accessibility regulations and innovative ideas are transforming Ontario's infrastructure.
REMI

Barriers abound in existing built environment

Voluntary action will continue to be the predominant dismantler of barriers in Ontario’s built environment and landscapes ...
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Gearing up for a new AODA round

Timelines to implement standards for integrated accessibility regulation (IAR), which encompass accessibility standards in three areas (information and communication, employment and transportation), have been set.