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Free Online Accessibility Tools for Companies and Employees
Friday, October 25, 2019
The province is offering online resources to help employers and their staff make workplaces more accessible.
The Accessibility in Ontario: Information for Businesses page has instructional guides and toolkits to assist your organization with:
- Creating accessible graphic designs for your website
- Resources for educators, classroom staff and administrators
- Creating accessible webinars
- Introductions to web accessibility and development tools
There are 2.6 million people in Ontario living with a disability, that's roughly a quarter of the population, and more than 40% of this population is over the age of 65.
The employment rate in Ontario for people with disabilities is 58%, compared to 81% for people without disabilities.
For information on how the government is working with partners to help businesses understand the benefits of hiring people with disabilities, and to promote accessibility tools and resources, visit the EnAbling Change Program page.