IPC Accessibility Status Report 2018

Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005

 

The Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario (IPC) is committed to creating an accessible organization by removing barriers for people with disabilities.  The IPC has prepared this annual accessibility status report to describe the steps it has taken to meet the goals set out in its Accessibility Plan and to comply with the requirements of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (AODA).

In 2018, the IPC conducted updated training on accessibility for all staff in the organization.  It also updated the training that new staff receive. This updated training supports and complements the review and update of the IPC’s accessibility policies, plans, and procedures that was conducted the previous year.

The IPC launched a new internal file and contact management system to be used by all staff.  The IPC complied with its obligation in AODA to incorporate accessibility design, criteria, and features when it procured this system.

Throughout 2018, the IPC continued to provide communication supports and documents in accessible formats to the public and to accommodate persons who require assistive devices, service animals or support persons while using our services. The IPC continued to offer and provide accommodations to persons with disabilities in the employment recruitment process and to employees with disabilities. The IPC continues to meet the needs of staff who require ergonomic assessment and/or modification of their physical workspace.