Accessibility Plan

Integrated Accessibility Standards

Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005


The Office of the Integrity Commissioner’s Accessibility Plan (the “Plan”) is established to outline a strategy to prevent and remove barriers and address the current and future requirements under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (AODA). 

The Plan addresses how the OIC achieves or will achieve accessibility through meeting the requirements of the Integrated Accessibility Standards Regulation (O. Reg 191/11).

The OIC Accessibility Plan is based on the OIC Accessibility Policy, which outlines the Integrated Accessibility Standards that apply to the OIC.

The Plan is posted on the website and will be provided in accessible formats upon request. The OIC will consult with persons with disabilities on its Accessibility Plan and the Plan will be updated, if necessary, on the basis of the consultation.

The Plan will be reviewed and updated at least once every five years in consultation with persons with disabilities.

The OIC will report annually on the progress and implementation of the Plan including posting the progress report on the website and providing it in accessible formats upon request.

General Standards

Accessibility Policy

Deadline: January 1, 2012
Status: Completed

The OIC has developed and implemented policies governing how the organization achieves or will achieve accessibility through meeting its requirements under the accessibility standards referred to in the Integrated Accessibility Standards of AODA.

The policy will be reviewed annually and updated as necessary.

Procuring or Acquiring Goods, Services or Facilities

Deadline: January 1, 2012
Status: Completed & Ongoing
When procuring goods, services or facilities, the OIC incorporates accessibility criteria and features as established by the Integrated Accessibility Standards, except where it is not practicable to do so.

The OIC continues to consider and develop resources and best practices to consider when incorporating accessibility criteria when procuring goods, services or facilities.


Deadline: January 1, 2013
Status:  Completed & Ongoing

The OIC will ensure that training is provided about the requirements of accessibility standards referred to within the Integrated Accessibility Standards to:

  1. All employees and volunteers;
  2. All persons who participate in developing the organization’s policies; and
  3. All other persons who provide goods, services or facilities on behalf of the organization.

The training provided will be appropriate to the duties of employees, volunteers and other persons.

The OIC will maintain a record of the dates when training is provided and the number of individuals to whom it was provided.

Information and Communication Standards

Accessible Formats and Communication Supports

Deadline: January 1, 2014
Status: Completed

The OIC has Accessible Communication Policies and Procedures to address, when requested, the provision of accessible formats (as defined in the Integrated Accessibility Standards) and communication supports for persons with disabilities.


Deadline: January 1, 2014
Status: Completed

The OIC has ensured that its process for receiving and responding to feedback on its Customer Service Policy for Persons with Disabilities is accessible to persons with disabilities.

If the OIC develops any other feedback processes in the future, it will ensure that these processes are accessible to persons with disabilities by providing or arranging for the provision of accessible formats and communication supports, upon request.

Accessible Websites and Web Content

Deadline: January 1, 2016
Status: Completed

The OIC launched its new website in 2014. 

Employment Standards

Workplace Emergency Response Information

Deadline: January 1, 2012
Status: Completed & Ongoing

The OIC provides individualized workplace emergency response information to employees who have a disability where the disability is such that individualized information is necessary and the OIC is aware of the need for accommodation due to the employee’s disability.

All other Employment Standards

Deadline: January 1, 2013
Status: Completed

As the majority of the OIC’s human resources activities are conducted through the Legislative Assembly of Ontario, the OIC consults with the Assembly’s Human Resources Department to ensure compliance with the employment standards set out in Integrated Accessibility Standards.