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Accessibility at the County

Northumberland County is committed to complying with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disability Act (AODA) and all of the standards under it in order to create a barrier-free Ontario. The County is committed to complying with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (AODA) and all of the standards under it in order to create a barrier-free Ontario. The County is committed and guided by the four core principles of Dignity, Independence, Integration and Equal Opportunity and supports the full inclusion of persons as set out in the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, and the AODA. For more information feel free to review the County's policies and procedures relating to the AODA. 

Northumberland Accessibility Advisory Committee 

The Northumberland Accessibility Advisory Committee (NAAC) is a standing committee of County Council and provides advice, recommendations and support to Council and all County departments regarding the development and maintenance of an accessibility plan in accordance with the AODA. 

The Committee consists of a chairperson as chosen by the members, representatives of community agencies with an interest in removing barriers to those with disabilities and residents of the County who have a disability as defined under the ODA and the AODA.

Current Northumberland Accessibility Advisory Committee listing 

Accessibility Policies and Multi-Year Accessibility Plan 

Northumberland County demonstrates its commitment to creating a barrier-free environment with corporate accessibility policies

In addition, one of the first requirements of the Integrated Accessibility Standard Regulation was to establish, implement, maintain and document a multi-year accessibility plan which outlines our strategy to prevent and remove barriers and meet the requirements of the Regulation. The multi-year plan must be reviewed and updated at least once every five (5) years. Annually the County will prepare a status report on the progress of measures taken to implement its strategy and we will post the status report on our website.  

The County's multi-year plan is meant to be a working document. It serves as a road map for the County outlining the legislative requirements, detailing the areas of responsibility, clearly stating the actions we will take and establishing the timeframes. The plan also preferences the legislated timeframes to ensure the County meets its compliance deadlines. 

Please click here to view the County's current Status Report and Annual Update to our Integrated Accessibility Standard Regulation - Multi Year Plan


A
ccessibility Compliance

Under the AODA, organizations must make their accessibility reports available to the public.

2015 accessibility compliance report

Our next compliance report is due December 31, 2017. 

 

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