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Rating-based training of accessibility assessors
The Rick Hansen Foundation Accessibility Certification (RHFAC) is a comprehensive rating system to measure meaningful accessibility in the built environment. The foundation also launched a training course for professionals in the construction industry to promote the principles of both the RHFAC and Universal Design.
Rick Hansen Foundation, Rick Hansen Foundation Accessibility Certification, Canada
Advice and support service targeted to indigenous populations
BCANDS provides free advice and support to any person with a disability-related query, but with a focus on the unique needs of Indigenous populations. The organization acts as a liaison among service agencies. In 2017, BCANDS supported over 1,700 people in accessing local or national services.
British Columbia Aboriginal Network on Disability Society, Canada
Collaborative Creation of the Ten-Year Action Plan
The Plan for Inclusion is the result of extensive community consultations involving up to 1,150 people and leading to 4,500 proposals. These will be addressed by advisory groups, which include people with disabilities, their families, employers, financial institutions, non-profit organizations, and the technology and business sectors.
British Columbia Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction, Canada
Post-secondary inclusion: a path to employment
IPSE develops inclusive post-secondary education opportunities for individuals with developmental disabilities. The initiative has a proven track record, resulting in vastly superior rates of employment for adults with developmental disabilities in a broad array of jobs and careers with less dependency on human services.
Alberta Association for Community Living, Post-secondary inclusion: a path to employment, Canada
Providing summer internships for young people with disabilities
Community Living Sarnia-Lambton operates a variety of programmes supporting employment for people with disabilities. One such programme is Summer Employment Transitions, whereby young people (aged 16 to 29) are placed in summer internships supported by job coaches and paid by their employers.
Community Living Sarnia-Lambton, Summer Employment Transitions, Canada
An Accessibility Implementation Plan for Provincial Elections
The plan addresses four problematic areas that had been identified through focus groups and consultations: voting options, polling place accessibility, products and services at polling stations, voter information and public education. Solutions carried out include improved polling place accessibility or homebound voting.
Elections Saskatchewan, Canada
Enabling People with Disabilities to stay in Their Homes and Communities
"Home and Vehicle Modification Program" is designed to modify homes and vehicles to to allow people with disabilities to remain in their own homes and communities. The programme is fully funded by the Ontario Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services and implements around 650 modifications each year.
March of Dimes Canada, Home and Vehicle Modification Program, Canada
A skills-based approach to matching jobseekers with autism to local employers
An individualized job-matching process is designed to identify 'hidden' skills and to help develop strategies for people with autism and developmental disabilities to connect with the workforce. The practice, pioneered in Canada, was also implemented in 2014 in Nepal, India, and Bangladesh.
Avalon Employment, Inc., Autism Employment Facilitator, Canada
Accessibility assessments of urban areas using 114 indicators
PPAS AU is a paper-based assessment form to review the level of ease by which persons with disabilities, the elderly, and children can move through public spaces such as a pavements, crossings, and buildings. PPAS AU has been used in six neighbourhoods in and around Montréal since the start of the initiative in 2015.
Logic Society, PPAS AU Audit of Safe Active Pedestrian Potential, Canada
Towards an accessible Province
Ontario wants to become a fully accessible province by 2025. The AODA-Act includes guidelines for public space design, employment, information and communication, transportation and customer service. The "Regulation on Integrated Accessibility Standards" (IASR) defines 200 concrete requirements.
Accessibility Directorate of Ontario, Canada – Province of Ontario – Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), Canada