Vubiz Elearning Helps Cities Comply with Accessibility
The Town of Oakville and Vubiz jointly announce a customized IASR (Integrated Accessibility Standards Regulation) online training course for the town’s employees. With this convenient delivery of the online training, Oakville was able to meet the Ontario Government’s mandatory accessibility training requirements.
“The mandatory accessibility training requirements set by the Ontario government sets a new ‘customer service standard’ and Vubiz creates online programs to ensure compliance,” explains Vubiz President Jim Rapino.
Rapino says the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act known as AODA is a law in Ontario that allows the government to develop specific standards for accessibility and to enforce them. “The purpose of the act is to benefit all Ontarians by developing and enforcing accessibility standards and online training is a great vehicle to deliver this important information,” adds Rapino.
The customer service standard is the first standard to come into effect under AODA; the next four standards – Information and Communications, Employment, Transportation, Design of Public Spaces – have been combined under one regulation, the Integrated Accessibility Standards Regulation. This regulation is now law and the requirements currently in regulation are being phased in between 2011 and 2021. Accessibility improvements to buildings will be addressed at a later date through the Ontario Building Code.
The AODA applied to the town of Oakville as it applies to all people or organizations both public and private that provide goods/services to the public or other businesses, and have one or more employees. For more information, look on the Ontario government website.