Accessibility

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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.

Oakville Transit

We have recently added a number of new technology features on our buses making it easier for everyone to travel:

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).

 

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