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The AODA goal to be accessible by 2025 in Ontario. Everyone's responsibility.

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The AODA goal to be accessible by 2025 in Ontario.  Everyone's responsibility.
Just this past weekend, an article was written about the challenges of reaching the expectations and requirements in the AODA. A look at TTC accessibility through the eyes of a ride who uses two canes   
 
The act has a variety of provisions that need to be in place for 2025.  The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, or AODA, aims to identify, remove, and prevent barriers for people with disabilities.  The AODA became law on June 13, 2005 and applies to all levels of government, nonprofits, and private sector businesses in Ontario that have one or more employees (full-time, part-time, seasonal, or contract).
 
The AODA includes requirements that all organizations must meet, with deadlines specific to an organization’s type and size. The AODA is made up of five parts, or Standards, and deadlines for compliance began as of January 1, 2010. Visit our Store to download the free At A Glance: AODA Deadlines (PDF). 
 
For Pop-A-Lock and it's customers, we are educating, installing and servicing all types of hardware/equipment that provide barrier free path of travel in buildings, apartments, condos and retail spaces.
 
  • Building Entry; ramps, thresholds, curb cuts, awnings, exterior door hardware, automatic door operators
  • Building barrier path of travel; door handles, corridor width, mats on floors, colours of doors, tripping hazards, appropriate lighting
  • Doors and doorways; operable with closed fist, equipped with door operators, fire doors equipped with self latching and self closing devices
  • Bathrooms and suites; entrances and spaces
  • Parking spaces and signage
  • Public washrooms; grab bars, washroom features at accessible height, universal washrooms
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Pop-A-Lock will conduct site audits if you are interested.