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AODA Employment Standards course (or keynote)

AODA Employment Standards course: Understanding Employees with Disabilities

Course Description

PLEASE NOTE: When we present this topic in a public course, it is part of our comprehensive course that ALSO include an overview of the Accessibility for Ontarian’s with Disabilities Act and the Ontario Human Rights Code!


Recent changes (and/or updates) to legislation in Ontario requires organizations to better understand and serve people with disabilities as customers, and as employees. Timelines and requirements for compliance, including whether or not you need to report your status with the Ontario government, will vary depending on the type of organization and number of employees. So what does that mean to you? How does AODA legislation affect your organization? What sections of the AODA affect you? Which deadlines need to be met? What is the cost of complying?

This course is intended to de-mystify the AODA. It will provide a clear path to help organizations develop strategies that meet their legal requirement under the law, PLUS it will empower staff and management with practical information they can use on a daily basis.

People in the disability community are quickly educating themselves of their legal rights in their job search and as employees. This course responds to those expectations and equips organizations to meet both their legal requirements under the law and the social expectations of the general public. With a focus on the Employment Standard, participants will be equipped with the knowledge of how to recruit new employees and with information on what is required for existing employees.

This program covers topics for compliance with the law, such as:

  • what is required when posting positions internal and external to your organization
  • how to respond to candidates who request accommodation before they are hired
  • how to prepare for interviews when a candidate identifies they have a disability
  • what to do if a candidate doesn’t disclose they have a disability until he/she shows up for the interview
  • how to deal with situations when the candidate is unable to complete company forms or tests
  • how to develop an accommodation plan for employees who identify having a disability
  • what is the cost of accommodation
  • how to create an emergency plan for visitors and employees
  • how does hiring a person with a disability affect your policies and procedures for training, advancement, job reviews, discipline and redeployment?

This course will address not only your “fears” of hiring a person with a disability, it will show you an opportunity to an entire workforce that has previously been untapped. A workforce that, in study upon study, has documented that it offers employees who have an exceptional level of commitment and dedication to their employer, and, one that typically uses fewer sick days than employees who do not have a disability.

What Makes This Course Unique

This course was developed by Brian Kon, one of North America’s leading experts on accessibility due to his unique connection, personally and professionally, with the disability community. Brian was part of the team who brought AODA to fruition: he not only understands the legislation, in 2005 he was selected work with the Ontario Government in writing the AODA standard on Customer Service.

For twenty years Brian traveled throughout Canada and the United States interviewing people with disabilities, their family members, care providers, health care professionals, retailers and manufacturers to learn what issues were most important to them. Plus, as a person with a disability, and with several family members who have disabilities, Brian knows first-hand the challenges faced at home, work and community.

Brian’s personal and professional background with the disability community forms the basis for all his training material, which he uses to provide the consumers’ perspective combined with a practical knowledge of an organization’s ability to comply. Brian’s real-life stories about members from the disability community helps course participants get a sense of the impact they have on the lives of people with disabilities through their action and words.

What You Will Learn

This course will provide a working understanding of how Ontario legislation impacts your organization’s legal obligations under the AODA and Ontario Human Rights Code. It will equip you with the tools you need to  open the door to a loyal workforce that has yet to be tapped. It will create an awareness of how to interact with the disability community and address your “fear” of knowing what to do or what to say to your employees and customers with disabilities.

Goals

At the end of this event, you will:

  • understand the two main legislative requirements in Ontario (AODA and Ontario Human Rights Code)
  • have a comprehensive knowledge of what is required as an employer during the recruitment of new employees
  • learn how to communicate with employees and customers with disabilities
  • be equipped to create an accommodation plan that is appropriate to your employees with disabilities
  • understand your organization’s requirement to prepare an emergency plan for people with disabilities, and how to create one
  • be able to make informed decisions in accommodations that meet the needs of a person with a disability and your ability to provide that accommodation
  • have a better understanding of the disability community as a customer or an employee

Typical Agenda (for a half-day event)

8:30 – 8:40  Welcome

8:40 – 8:50 Introduction of legislation in Ontario relating to people with disabilities

8:50 – 9:10  Overview of the AODA and its five standards

  • Standards for Customer Service
  • Integrated Accessibility Standard Regulation (IASR)
    • Information and Communication Standards
    • Transportation Standards
    • Design of Public Spaces and Ontario Building Code
    • Employment Standards

9:10 – 9:40 Awareness of the disability community (part 1)

  • Who is the disability community?
  • what is the impact of disability on business in Ontario?
  • People first terminology

9:40 – 10:15  An intimate look at the AODA Employment Standards (part 1)

  • Recruitment of employees with disabilities

10:15 – 10:30  break

10:30 – 11:45 An intimate look at the AODA Employment Standards (part 2)

  • Interviewing people with:
    • physical disabilities
    • vision disabilities
    • hearing disabilities
    • communication challenges
    • other groups who make up the community
  • Steps to follow when hiring a person with a disability
  • Accommodating an employee with a disability
    • how to create a personalized accommodation plan
    • developing a “need-to-know” strategy with employees
    • how to create an emergency plan
    • work space modification and integrating assistive technology

11:45-12:00 Wrap up

 

 

Prerequisites: None

 

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About the Expert Speaker

Brian Kon is a member of the disability community and a consultant with thirty years experience researching and developing products for people with disabilities. His research includes years of surveys, interviews, focus groups and product testing that involved people with disabilities, their family members, healthcare professionals, retailers, and manufacturers all across Canada and the United States. In addition, Brian has organized four international symposia on issues relating to aging, mobility,hearing and communication. With an international client base that range from not-for-profit agencies to Fortune 500 corporations and governments around the world, Brian brings his intimate knowledge of the disability community to all his clients.

Since the passing of the Accessibility for Ontarian’s with Disabilities Act, Brian has been active in supporting businesses meet their legal requirements under the law through training, accessibility audits of the built environment, and reviews of organizational policies and procedure manuals. He not only understands the legislation, in 2005 he was selected work with the Ontario Government in writing the AODA standard on Customer Service.

Who Should Attend

This course is targeted to all managers and business owners who are responsible for employee and customer relations within their organization; including

  • human resource managers,
  • business owners and managers,
  • senior managers for not for profits,
  • board of directors for not for profits,
  • communication specialists, and/or
  • legal representatives for organizations in Ontario.

Language:

English

Duration:

One half-day course, or keynote presentation (we also provide this course customized on-site for your organization).

 

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Schedule

“Really enjoyed your session.”

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– Carole Dubuc, Canadian Armed Forces

 

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“Very understandable and fun.”

– Liz Breines, Ministry of Trade and
Industry, Oslo (Norway)

“Highly valuable.”

– Maureen Quirouet, Parliament of Canada

Resources

RESOURCES FOR ATTENDEES

For the convenience of attendees, we provide this list of hypertext links and books cited in this course's learning guide:

 

Assistive Technologies

Microsoft's search tool for assistive technology products

JAWS for Windows (warning: the demo is 5o+ megabyte download)

Best source in Canada for JAWS software

NVDA (NonVisual Desktop Access) open source screen reader

On-screen keyboard example: ScreenDoors 2000 on-screen keyboard

Mouse grid software example: Hippocampus Mouse Grid plug-in for Dragon Naturally Speaking

 

Comparison of accessibility features in various versions of Microsoft Windows

Zimmerman Low Vision Simulation Kit by Dr. George J. Zimmerman

Read Regular font, by Natascha Frensch

 

Standards: Section 508

“Section 508” of USA's federal Rehabilitation Act Amendments (1998)

“Section 508” full standards

Typography

“Stop Stealing Sheep” (by Erik Spiekermann ISBN: 0-201-70339-4)

 


Government of Canada CLF 1.0 and 2.0 (both now replaced by Standard On Web Accessibility)

CLF 2.0 Part 1

CLF 2.0 Part 2

CLF 2.0 (all 4 parts in 1 document)

CLF 2.0 Standard 3.1

CLF 2.0 Text Equivalents Repository

CLF 2.0 Toolbox

CLF 2.0 CSS FAQ

CLF Sample Help page

Government of Canada bilingual welcome page template

Goverment of Canada unilingual welcome page

CLF 2.0 Compliance Checklist for Web sites

Government of Canada Common Look and Feel 2.0 Template Technical Guide

CLF 2.0 skip navigation link

CLF 2.0 institutional menu bar

Government of Canada Treasury Board CIO Common Look and Feel for the Internet

Government of Canada CLF 2.0 Guidelines

Sample Accessibility Features Statement

Government of Canada CLF Guidelines 1.1 for intranets and extranets

Government of Canada Internet Guide – Universal Accessibility

Crosswalk table from CLF 1.1 to CLF 2.0

Canada CLF 1.1 Standard 6.1

Canada CLF 1.1 Standard 6.2

CLF 1.1 Sample Common Menu Bar

Treasury Board Secretariat Common Look and Feel Self-Assessment Guide (1.1)

Treasury Board of Canada Pages Templates for CLF 1.1

Treasury Board Secretariat  model cascading style sheets for CLF 1.1

 

Government of Canada samples and policies

Goverment of Canada institutional signature

Government of Canada Directive on the Use of Official Languages on Web Sites

Government of Canada Directive on the Use of Official Languages in Electronic Communications

“Canada” wordmark

Government of Canada Communications Policy

Government of Canada Sample Accessibility Notice

Government of Canada Sample Accessibility Notice on the “Help” Page

Government of Canada auto-acknowledgement template

Government of Canada Copyright/Permission template

Government of Canada privacy template

Government of Canada Privacy Notice for the Collection of Personal Information template

GC.CA Subdomain Registry

Government of Canada FIP Symbols of Government

Government of Canada FIP Signatures for GoC Web Sites

 

International standards

ISO 639-2 codes

 

W3C Resources

W3C HTML validation service

“Making Text Legible”

W3C CSS Validation service

W3C Markup Validation

W3C Link checker

W3C RSS feed checker

HTMLTidy

 

Tables techniques

Making Tables Accessible

Forms techniques

Making Forms Accessible

Replacing Radio Buttons With Selects

 

Testing and reporting

Browser compatibility testing

Browser emulator for really early browsers

Screen size testing

Checking for broken links

Link maintenance

Checking for bad links, HTML syntax, broken tags: ChangeAgent

Color deficiency simulator

Accessibility Testing

aDesigner (Flash and Flex accessibility checker)

 

Accessibility resources sites

CPB/WGBH – NCAM

HTML Writers Guild – AWARE Center

WebABLE

IBM Human Ability and Accessibility site

Designing Web Content For Persons With Disabilities

Accessible Initiative Link Solution

Welcoming People With Disabilities To Your Workplace

Employment Equity and Diversity for Managers

30 Days To A More Accessible Web Site

Web Accessibility Checklist

The Web Page From Hell

 

Plain Language

Writing Readable Regulations by Thomas A. Murawski, Carolina Academic Press, ISBN: 0-89089-849-9

Beyond Readability by Dr. Janice C. Redish, American Institutes for Research (no ISBN number)

Eats, Shoots & Leaves by Lynne Truss, ISBN: 1-592-40087-6

“The Magical Number Seven, Plus or Minus Two: Some Limits on Our Capacity for Processing Information” (by George A. Miller, 1956,no ISBN)

CLAD Readability Mark certification

More Reading on clear English:
“Eats, Shoots & Leaves” (by Lynne Truss ISBN: 1-592-40087-6)
“Writing Readable Regulations” (by Thomas A. Murawski, Carolina Academic Press ISBN: 0-89089-849-9)
“Beyond Readability” (by Dr. Janice C. Redish, American Institutes for Research, no ISBN)

 

 

 

 

Australian government web accessibility standards and guidelines

Other International Government Policies Relating to Web Accessibility (CH, DE, DK, ES, EU, FI, FR, HK, IL, IN, IT, JA, NZ, PT, UK)

UN Standard Rules on the Equalization of Opportunities for Persons with Disabilities

Government of Canada’s new Standard on Web Accessibility

Associating a graph and its description with the longdesc attribute

WET Media Player

Sample Transcripts/Captions (Timed Text)

National Center for Accessible Media rich media samples

Color Oracle (colour blindness simulator)

ColorChecker WCAG Contrast checker Firefox Add-on

Contrast Analyser from The Paciello Group that has eyedropper for graphics … and in both official languages

Check my Colours

Luminosity Colour Contrast Ratio Analyser (Juicy Studio)

Photosensitive Epilepsy Analysis Tool (PEAT) Testing Tool

Core Techniques for Web Accessibility Guidelines 1.0

HTML5

HTML5 differences from HTML4

WAI-ARIA 1.0 technical specification

WAI-ARIA 1.0 primer

Web Experience Toolkit (WET)

YUI Graded Browser Support

Standard on Web Accessibility Assessment Methodology

W3C's Understanding WCAG 2.0

W3C HTML Test Suite for WCAG 2.0

Adobe Browserlab

Fangs (Firefox extension) screen reader emulation

Colour deficiency simulator (iPad/iPhone)

WAVE Toolbar for Firefox

WAVE for Dreamweaver

Web Accessibility Toolbar for IE

Web Developer Toolbar (Chrome and Firefox extensions)

Browsealoud

Some sites that respect text size well:
http://www.tbs-sct.gc.ca/clf2-nsi2/index-eng.asp

http://www.norskdesign.no

David Berman Communciations

T-Base

eNorway 2009: Norwegian Ministry of Modernization strategy for e-government

Roundup of how Canada ranks in international studies

W3C (World Wide Web Consortium)

W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.0)

WCAG2.0 Web Content Accessibility Guidelines

Comparison of WCAG 1.0 Checkpoints to WCAG 2.0 in Numerical Order

WCAG2 1.1

WCAG2 1.2

WCAG2 1.3

WCAG2 1.4

WCAG2 2.1

WCAG2 2.2

WCAG2 2.3

WCAG2 2.4

WCAG2 3.1

WCAG2 3.2

WCAG2 3.3

WCAG2 4.1

Treasury Board of Canada's Web Experience Toolkit (WET)

Government of Canada's Accessibility Responsibility Breakdown (WCAG 2.0)

WebAIM's WCAG 2.0 Checklist

Techniques and Failures for Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0

W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 1.0)

Techniques for Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (1.0)

W3C WCAG1 1.1

W3C WCAG1 1.2

W3C WCAG1 1.3

W3C WCAG1 1.4

W3C WCAG1 2.1

W3C WCAG1 2.2

W3C WCAG1 3.1

W3C WCAG1 3.2

W3C WCAG1 3.3

W3C WCAG1 3.4

W3C WCAG1 3.5

W3C WCAG1 3.6

W3C WCAG1 3.7

W3C WCAG1 4.1

W3C WCAG1 4.2

W3C WCAG1 5.1

W3C WCAG1 5.2

W3C WCAG1 5.3

W3C WCAG1 5.4

W3C WCAG1 6.1

W3C WCAG1 6.2

W3C WCAG1 6.3

W3C WCAG1 6.4

W3C WCAG1 6.5

W3C WCAG1 7.1

W3C WCAG1 7.2

W3C WCAG1 7.3

W3C WCAG1 7.4

W3C WCAG1 7.5

W3C WCAG1 8.1

W3C WCAG1 9.1

W3C WCAG1 9.2

W3C WCAG1 9.3

W3C WCAG1 10.1

W3C WCAG1 10.2

W3C WCAG1 11.1

W3C WCAG1 11.2

W3C WCAG1 11.4

W3C WCAG1 12.1

W3C WCAG1 12.2

W3C WCAG1 12.3

W3C WCAG1 12.4

W3C WCAG1 13.1

W3C WCAG1 13.2

W3C WCAG1 13.3

W3C WCAG1 13.4

W3C WCAG1 14.1

Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 AODA Integrated Accessibility Standards (Ontario Regulation 191/11, April 2011)

National Center for Accessible Media rich media samples

Magpie (for creating captions and audio descriptions for rich media)

Colour deficit palette tester

“Effective Color Contrast”

Colour Contrast Check

Colour Blind People and Link Colours

“How To Design Web Accessible Page For The Colorblind”

SMIL to create multimedia presentations:
What is SMIL

Accessibility Features of SMIL

SMIL example

XHTML 1.0

Migrating to XHTML 1.0 Strict

Alternatives for deprecated elements and attributes

AChecker

Browser support for CSS Properties

User Agent Accessibility Guidelines

Authoring Tool Accessibility Guidelines

Dublin Core Metadata Initiative

Metadata harvesting

Treasury Board of Canada Recommended Policy for Common Look and Feel for Intranets (CLFIE)

Government of Canada Metadata Implementation Guidelines for Web Resource Discovery

TBITS 39: Treasury Board Information Management Standard, Part 1: Government On-Line Metadata Standard

Complete list of Health Canada metadata

Writing Effective Web Documents

 

Great Books about Usability Testing:
“Don’t Make Me Think” (by Steve Krug, Que Publishing, 2000 ISBN: 0-7897-2310-7)
“Handbook of Usability Testing” (by Jeffrey Rubin, John Wiley & Sons, 1994 ISBN: 0-471-59403-2)

Great Books about Information Architecture:
“Information Architecture for the World Wide Web: Designing Large-scale Web Sites (2nd Edition)” (by Louis Rosenfeld and Peter Morville, 2002, O’Reilly ISBN: 0-596-00035-9)
“The Cognitive Style of PowerPoint” (by Edward R. Tufte, 2003, no ISBN)
Great Books about Typography:
“Stop Stealing Sheep” (by Erik Spiekermann ISBN: 0-201-70339-4)

Clear reading on clear writing:
Writing Readable Regulations by Thomas A. Murawski,
Carolina Academic Press, ISBN: 0-89089-849-9
Beyond Readability by Dr. Janice C. Redish,
American Institutes for Research (no ISBN number) Eats, Shoots & Leaves by Lynne Truss, ISBN: 1-592-40087-6

Crosswalk table from CLF 1.1 to CLF 2.0

CLF Standard 3.1

Part 2

Canada CLF 1.1 Standard 6.1

Canada CLF 1.1 Standard 6.2

CLF 2.0 Compliance Checklist for Web sites

UXBlog's Five Best & Worst CLF 2.0 Designs

Institutional signature

Directive on the Use of Official Languages on Web Sites

Directive on the Use of Official Languages in Electronic Communications

AODA Accessibility Standards for Customer Service (Ontario Regulation 429/07) Compliance Manual

“Making Text Legible”

Auto-acknowledgement template

Copyright/Permission template

Privacy template

Privacy Notice for the Collection of Personal Information template

CLF 1.1 Sample Common Menu Bar

‘Skip navigation link’

Institutional Menu Bar

W3C HTML validation service

GC.CA Subdomain Registry

Bilingual Welcome Page template

FIP Symbols of Government

FIP Signatures for GoC Web Sites

Unilingual Welcome Page

 

Web Audits

Where to buy usability testing

Total Validator

W3C RSS feed checker

CSS Analyser (Juicy Studio)

HTMLTidy

TBS Pages Templates for CLF 1.1

TBS Model cascading style sheets 1.1

Browser compatibility testing

Browser emulator for really early browsers

Making Tables Accessible

Making Forms Accessible

Replacing Radio Buttons With Selects

Government of Canada Treasury Board CIO Common Look and Feel for the Internet

Government of Canada CLF 2.0 Guidelines

Government of Canada CLF Guidelines 1.1 for intranets and extranets

Government of Canada Internet Guide – Universal Accessibility

Accessibility Testing

Article example on accessible accordion view

Sample Accessibility Features Statement

Accessibility evaluation tools

Evaluation, Repair, and Transformation Tools for Web Content Accessibility

Additional browsing

The Web Page From Hell

Time watch by Julien Bergignat

Introduction to Ontario's Integrated Accessibility Standards Regulation

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David speaks on the importance of accessible design, Virginia Foundation for The Humanities, Charlottesville VA, November 2010

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