Accessible Built Environment Standard

Overview
Legal/Policy Framework
Draft Standard
AMCTO's Submission on the Draft Accessible Built Environment Standard
Examples of What Ontario Municipalities are Doing in Advance of the Release of the Accessible Built Environment Standard

Overview

The Ontario Government is issuing five sets of standards under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (AODA) to achieve the vision of a barrier-free Ontario by 2025. The first draft proposed Accessible Built Environment Standard was released for public review from July to October, 2009.  The committee will now revise the proposed standard to reflect the public's input and will submit a final proposed standard to the government for consideration as law.

Legal/Policy Framework

Final Accessibility Standards for Built Environment have not yet been brought forward in a regulation. The standard is expected in 2011. A draft of the standard is found below.

Draft Standard

AMCTO's Submission on the Draft Accessible Built Environment Standard

Examples of What Ontario Municipalities are Doing in Advance of the Release of the Accessible Built Environment Standard

       Ontario Municipal Design Guidelines

        Universal Design Principles

        Other Jurisdictions

       Please alert us to new examples

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