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Accessibility

The Township of Perth East is committed to strive to ensure that people of all ages and abilities enjoy the same opportunity as they live, work, visit, or play in our community. The Township of Perth East is a member municipality of the County of Perth and as such, is a full participant and supporter of the new County of Perth Joint Accessibility Plan. We are working actively to provide increased accessibility in the Township of Perth East through the prevention of new barriers and reduction and removal of existing barriers.

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Background

The Province of Ontario enacted the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (AODA) on June 13, 2005. The Integrated Accessibiity Standards are available through the link to elaws. The AODA focuses on improving Accessibility in areas such as buildings and spaces, employment, customer service, communications and transportation.

The AODA includes:

  • Development of  mandatory standards to address the full range of disabilities and barriers
  • Introduction of timelines to ensure that the standards are implemented
  • Allowance for the standards to be incorporated in business and capital planning cycles to help manage the cost impact
  • Development and implementation of an enforcement tool to ensure compliance with the AODA

The Ministry of Community and Social Services is currently developing standards for the areas identified in the AODA. The proposed standards are intended to make it possible for persons with disabilities to participate fully in the social and economic life of our community and throughout the province.

Accessible format or communication 

The Township of Perth East will, upon request, provide or arrange for the provision of accessible formats and communication supports for persons with disabilities.  It will consult with the person making the request in determining the suitability of an accessible format or communication support.  It will provide the agreed upon accessible formats and communication supports:

(a)        in a timely manner that takes into account the person's accessibility needs due to disability; and

(b)        at a cost that is no more than the regular cost charged to other persons.

Accessibility Plan

The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (A.O.D.A.) requires demonstrated action to reduce and remove barriers, not just planning. It will also provide a clear vision with tangible standards to measure results. This will ultimately ensure improved opportunities for persons with disabilities and to provide for their involvement in the identification, removal and prevention of barriers to their full participation in the life of the province.

The A.O.D.A. mandates that each municipality prepare an annual accessibility plan ensuring progress and obtaining mandatory standards thus moving towards an accessible Ontario.

This is a joint plan prepared by the Accessibility Advisory Committee (AAC) of the County of Perth and Member Municipalities. The report describes the measures/achievements over the past reporting period, and the measures that each member municipality will take during the current reporting period, to identify, remove and prevent barriers to people with disabilities who use the facilities and services, including Councils, staff, contract workers, contractors and members of the community.

This plan covers all the member municipal corporations within the County of Perth.
Operated within these municipalities are recreation/culture, fire, planning and development, emergency management and public works services.

View the complete County of Perth Joint Accessibility Plan.

View the Corporate Accessibility Policy & Procedures - Township of Perth East Policy CA.01.28.01 (A)

Find out how to provide feedback on our accessibility using the Feedback Notice.