Information and Communications, Employment and Transportation Standards have been incorporated into one compliance timeline under Ontario Regulation 191/11, the Integrated Accessibility Standards Regulation (IASR). The IASR became law in June 2011 and was revised in January 2013 to include an accessibility standard for buildings and outdoor spaces (described below under Built Environment), phased in over a period of time.
The IASR does not replace or affect legal rights or obligations that arise under the Ontario Human Rights Code and other laws relating to the accommodation of people with disabilities. This means that the Ontario Human Rights Code or other applicable legislation may require additional accommodation measures that go beyond or are different from the standards established by the regulations of the AODA.
Information and Communications
The Information and Communications Standard outlines requirements for organizations to create, provide and receive information and communications in ways that are accessible for people with disabilities. This should help people with disabilities access sources of information and communications that many of us rely on every day.
For example, it will help people with vision loss access more web content using their screen readers, and provide students with course information and learning materials in accessible formats.
For Fanshawe College's policies on Accessibility, please go to: