It’s no surprise to anyone that in these economic times gaining that leading edge, if you will is essential for businesses to survive. Does an accessibility plan provide this value add? Quite simply, no it doesn’t. The AODA requiresall businesses to comply with the new standard. This equates to new policies, training and operational changes. If everyone is doing it then it doesn’t set you apart.
Accessibility is indeed a topic that must be addressed in Ontario (and the whole country for that matter) given the recent and upcoming demographic changes. But how do you stand out from the rest of the pack? It’s important to take these requirements a step further than bare minimum. As well, how much your company actually believes in these changes and is transparent is the absolute key to successful implementation.
What other benefits do you see in accessibility training for businesses?