Integrated Accessibility Standards Policy
May include, but is not limited to, large print, recorded audio and electronic formats, Braille and other formats usable by persons with disabilities.
Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, S.O. 2005, c.11;
Anything that prevents a person with a disability from fully participating in one or more aspects of society, including a physical barrier, an architectural barrier, information or communications barrier, attitudinal barrier, technological barrier, policy or practice.
May include, but is not limited to, captioning, alternative and augmentative communication supports, plain language, sign language and other supports that facilitate effective communications.
Includes (per the definition in the Ontario Human Rights Code (“OHRC”)) as follows:
The purpose of this Policy and associated procedures is to provide a framework for breaking down barriers and increasing accessibility for persons with disabilities in the areas of information, communications, and employment in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (“AODA”) and the Integrated Accessibility Standards Regulation (“IASR”).
This Policy applies to all employees and all persons who have authority to act on behalf of Sofa By Fancy.
Nothing in this Policy diminishes in any way, Sofa By Fancy’s legal obligations with respect to persons with disabilities which are otherwise imposed by law.
The objective of this Policy and associated procedures is to ensure compliance with the AODA and IASR.
Sofa By Fancy is committed to meeting its obligations to meet the accessibility needs of persons with disabilities in a timely manner in accordance with the AODA and the IASR.
Sofa By Fancy shall maintain a Multi-Year Accessibility Plan and this Policy in accordance with the IASR. These documents shall be publicly available on Sofa By Fancy website, and provided in an accessible format and with communications supports for persons with disabilities upon request.
Sofa By Fancy will provide training to all employees in accordance with the requirements set out in the IASR.
Sofa By Fancy will ensure that its processes for receiving and responding to feedback are accessible to persons with disabilities in accordance with the IASR.
Sofa By Fancy shall provide or arrange for accessible formats and communication supports for persons with disabilities upon request in accordance with the requirements of the IASR.
Sofa By Fancy’s websites and web content shall conform to the requirements under the IASR, except where not practicable to do so.
Sofa By Fancy will meet all requirements with respect to accessible employment standards under the IASR in a timely manner in accordance with associated procedures.
• Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, S.O. 2005, c.11
• Integrated Accessibility Standards, Ontario Regulation 191/11
• Human Rights Code, R.S.O. 1990, c. H.19
Sofa BY Fancy’s will regularly review and monitor this Policy to ensure that it remains current, relevant, and effective in meeting its purpose and objective.
This document has been approved for adequacy by: