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We all need accessibility
People with disabilities represent a major and growing part of our population. Disabilities affect key areas of daily living. About 1.8 million or 15.5 per cent of Ontarians have a disability. In Oakville, that equates to over 27,000 residents. By 2026, as the population ages, it is estimated that 16 per cent of people in Canada will have a disability.
The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (AODA)
The Accessibility of Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (AODA) requires businesses and organizations to provide accessible services to people with disabilities. The goal is for Ontario to be fully accessible by 2025.
The Integrated Accessibility Standards Regulation (IASR, 191-11), is a standard developed under the AODA which includes 80 accessibility standards relating to transportation, employment, and information and communications. Compliance dates set out in the IASR range from July 2011 through January 2021.
We have recently added a number of new technology features on our buses making it easier for everyone to travel:
- Preboarding announcements on each bus
- Digital signs with next stop information in all buses
- Audio announcements for next stop information in all buses
- Large digital signs providing real time bus arrivals at four key locations; Sheridan College, the Uptown Core Terminal and the Oakville and Bronte GO Stations
Oakville Transit provides transportation services for customers with special needs through both the conventional buses and our para-transit service, care-A-van.
Oakville Transit Accessibility Plan 2016
Open the Oakville Transit Accessibility Plan 2016 (accessible pdf, 250 kB).