The Ontarians with Disabilities Act, (ODA) 2001 is provincial legislation requiring municipalities to address issues around disabilities and barriers to accessibility.
The ODA requires all Ontario municipalities to:
- Develop an Annual Accessibility Plan, in consultation with people with disabilities
- Appoint an Accessibility Advisory Committee if over 10,000 in population
- Make the Accessibility Plan available to the public
The Huron County Accessibility Advisory Committee (HCAAC) was established in 2005 and is an advisory committee to County Council. The committee is made up of community members, a majority of whom are people with disabilities. They provide vision, direction and advice towards the removal of barriers to all municipal councils within the County of Huron.
Customer Service Accessibility Reporting
To ensure that businesses and organizations comply with requirements of the AODA's Accessibility Standards for Customer Service, all public and private organizations are required to file annual online accessibility reports with the Accessibility Directorate of Ontario. On February 16, 2010, the County of Huron submitted its report.
If you have a question or concern with issues specific to accessibility, or the Huron County Accessibility Plan, contact the Accessibility Advisory Committee.
Huron County Accessibility Advisory Committee
1 Courthouse Square
Telephone: 519.524.8394, ext 3259 (Sandra Thompson, Coordinator)
Email: accessibility [at] huroncounty.ca