The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (AODA).
The AODA became law on June 13, 2005. Under this landmark legislation, the provincial government developed standards to identify, remove and prevent barriers for people with disabilities. The vision of the act is to have an accessible Ontario by 2025.
G-TEL Engineering developed a five-year accessibility plan that outlined the policies and actions that G-TEL Engineering would put in place to improve opportunities for people with disabilities. G-TEL Engineering has developed its Accessibility Policy and implemented a number of initiatives aimed at improving accessibility for people with disabilities. Some of the highlights were:
- accessibility training for all employees
- implementation of practices to ensure accessible communications
- an update to our website which conforms to level A of the accessibility guidelines established by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)
- implementation of practices to make our workplace more accessible
Going forward, G-TEL Engineering will continue to update its website to ensure that it conforms to level AA of the World Wide Web Consortium Web Content Accessibility Guidelines by January 1, 2021 as required by the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. In addition, Planview Utility Services Ltd. will monitor the success of its accessibility initiatives and look for ways to improve the way in which it interacts with people with disabilities.
G-TEL Engineering is committed to treating all individuals in a way that allows them to maintain their dignity and independence. G-TEL Engineering values integration and equal opportunity and is committed to meeting the needs of people with disabilities in a timely manner and will do so by preventing and removing barriers to accessibility and meeting accessibility requirements under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act.
G-TEL Engineering employees receive annual accessibility training to enable them to recognize and assist people with accessibility needs annually. Any volunteers or contractors working with the public on behalf of G-TEL Engineering will also receive accessibility training.
G-TEL Engineering values the input and feedback that it receives from its customers. Customers with disabilities who wish to provide feedback in another format or find out more about the ways in which Planview Utility Services Ltd. provides services to persons with disabilities can contact us in one of the following ways:
- by telephone at 1-866-692-0208
- by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Accessible Information and Communications
G-TEL Engineering is committed to meeting the communication needs of people with disabilities. When asked, we will provide information about our goods, services and facilities and in accessible formats or with communication supports. G-TEL Engineering will consult with people with disabilities to determine their information and communication needs.
G-TEL Engineering is committed to providing the customers and clients with publicly available emergency information in an accessible way upon request.
G-TEL Engineering website conforms to the World Wide Web Consortium Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 Level A. The WCAG guidelines cover things such as:
- writing web content in clear language
- providing alternate text for images or
- making sure someone can navigate our website with just a keyboard
G-TEL Engineering is committed to improving the level of accessibility of its website and meeting the requirement to increase its level of accessibility to WCAG Level AA by January 1, 2021.
At G-TEL Engineering, service animals are always welcome
G-TEL Engineering has implemented practices and policies to ensure that it accommodates individuals with disabilities during recruitment and assessment processes and when people are hired. When needed, we provide customized workplace emergency information to employees who have a disability. If using performance management, career development and redeployment processes, we will take into account the accessibility needs of employees with disabilities.
If you have any questions about G-TEL Engineering’s accessibility policies, practices or initiatives please contact G-TEL.