United Way/Centraide Windsor-Essex County (UWWEC) is committed to ensuring accessibility. We will put the following policies into practice as required by the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA).
UWWEC is committed to training staff on Ontario’s accessibility laws and on accessibility aspects of the Human Rights Code that apply to persons with disabilities. Training will be provided in a way that best suits the duties of employees, volunteers, and other staff members.
Information and Communications
UWWEC is committed to meeting the communication needs of people with disabilities. When asked, we will provide information and communications materials in accessible formats or with communication supports. This includes publicly available information about our goods, services, and facilities, as well as publicly available emergency information.
UWWEC will consult with people with disabilities to determine their information and communication needs.
UWWEC will notify the public and staff that, when requested, we will accommodate disabilities during recruitment and assessment processes and when people are hired. If needed, we will provide customized workplace emergency information to employees who have a disability. When using performance management, career development, and redeployment processes, we will take into account the accessibility needs of employees with disabilities.
Design of Public Spaces
UWWEC will meet the Accessibility Standards for the Design of Public Spaces when building or making major modifications to public spaces. Public spaces include:
- Accessible off-street parking
- Service-related elements such as service counters, waiting areas, and washrooms
Modifications to this or other Policies
Any of our policies that do not respect and promote the dignity and independence of people with disabilities will be modified or removed.