Providing education and training on issues relating to disability and accessibility.
Consulting and Assessments
Needs Assessment (Price to be negotiated)
Our Needs Assessments identify the accessibility needs of individual clients as per their policies, procedures and practices, in conjunction with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, (AODA) and the standards within the act. The needs assessments assist businesses in the identification of barriers to accessibility within their establishment(s), while the accessibility assessments (described below) focus on making recommendations regarding the removal of barriers and the prevention of new barriers for people with disabilities.
Accessibility Assessments (Price to be negotiated)
Assessments are conducted using the Ontario Building Code as well as the Canadian Standards Association - Barrier Free Design requirements. Our team also consults the AODA's Final Proposed Accessible Built Environment Standard regarding future requirements. Through our accessibility assessments, our team will review your premises and processes and identify architectural, information and communicational barriers.
These assessments will assist your business in becoming fully accessible to persons with disabilities so they too, can enjoy the products and services you have to offer.
Policy Review and Development (Price to be negotiated)
Organizations who wish to have an evaluation of current documentation in relation to legislative requirements can utilize our expertise to complete an assessment. We will provide a report regarding your organizations needs in order to meet the requirements of any legislated standard within the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act or we can develop the required policies for you.
In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act Customer Service Standard:
Accessible Customer Service Management Overview
($35 pp1 - max 100 participants)
($50 pp2 - max 100 participants)
This three hour management overview is an elevated level of the accessibility legislation which is tailored to meet the needs of your organization. The Accessible Customer Service Management Overview includes the requirements and priorities that your organization must consider to comply with the legislation. This session will assist your management staff to move ahead with implementing the requirements of the Accessible Customer Service Standard, Ontario Regulation 429/07. The content of this session is appropriate for Directors, Chief Executive Officers, Chief Administrative Officers and Senior Management or any other staff members responsible for developing your organization's policies and training. This session does not meet the requirements of Accessible Customer Service Training as defined by the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act Customer Service Standard.
Accessible Customer Service Train-the-Trainer Workshop
($1,495 pp1 - min 4 participants - max 25 participants)
($1,695 pp2 - min 4 participants - max 25 participants)
This three day comprehensive Accessible Customer Service Train-the-Trainer Workshop is designed to train individuals in your organization to successfully train your remaining staff members, volunteers, agents and contractors to become compliant with the Accessibility Standards for Customer Service
Person-to-Person Accessible Customer Service Training Workshop
($50 pp1 - min 15 participants - max 50 participants)
($65 pp2 - min 15 participants - max 50 participants)
This fun, interactive and educational workshop brings understanding of the issues experienced by those who have a disability. Participants will engage in disability simulations, have discussions on the six main categories of disabilities, learn effective communication strategies for serving clients with disabilities, as well as examine barriers that exist for people with disabilities. This workshop meets all the requirements of the Accessible Customer Service Standard, Ontario Regulation 429/07.
The Person-to-Person workshop is informative, enlightening and inspirational. This workshop can also be adapted to meet the particular needs of your organization or business.
This training is offered as both a three-hour workshop or as a more in-depth and comprehensive full-day workshop.
Information Session (free)
This 15 minute session gives a brief overview of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 and the standards within this Act.
As a person with a disability (diffability), the President of Effective Accessibility Consulting, Sandy Johnston, is extremely knowledgeable about the issues that people with disabilities face on a daily basis. Her humourous, yet moving, speeches will be inspirational to any audience. Sandy also has a broad knowledge of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities, Act, 2005 (AODA) and the Standards within this Act. Sandy is available for speaking engagements for your group, organization or business.
1 - Prices are representative of a host venue
2 - Prices are representative of a leased venue
***Disclaimer: Prices are subject to change without notice.***
Note: All businesses and organizations in the Greater Barrie Chamber of Commerce and the Oro-Medonte Chamber of Commerce will receive a 10% discount on all workshops attended. All non-profit organizations will receive a 15% discount on all workshops.
All prices are subject to 13% HST.