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Accessibility

Elgin County Accessibility

The County of Elgin is committed to being responsive to the needs of all its residents and employees.  In order to meet the needs of people with disabilities the County of Elgin will:

  • Ensure policies, practices and procedures address dignity, independence, integration and provide for equal opportunity for people with disabilities.
  • Allow people with disabilities to use their own personal assistive devices to obtain, use or benefit from the services offered by the County.
  • Strive to meet the needs of people with disabilities in a timely manner, at a cost no greater than that for people without disabilities.
  • Accommodate the accessibility needs of people with disabilities to ensure they can obtain, use or benefit from the County’s goods, services, programs and facilities.

Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, (AODA)

People with disabilities represent a significant and growing part of our population. According to Statistics Canada, about 1.5 million Ontarians have disabilities — about 13.5% of the population. It is estimated that 20% of the population will have disabilities in two decades.
 
The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA, 2005), which became law on June 13, 2005, provided the province with the mandate to develop, implement and enforce sets of accessibility standards.  The AODA (2005) applies to both public and private sector organizations with one or more employees in Ontario that provide goods, service, facilities or accommodation to the public. The standards include accessible:
 
Customer Service
Integrated Standard which includes:
      o Additional General requirements
      o Transportation
      o Information and Communications
      o Employment
Built environment
 
For more information on these standards, you can visit the Accessibility Directorate of Ontario.
 
 

Website Accessibility

The County of Elgin is committed to creating an accessible online environment for its visitors. The County has designed this website to conform to the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Web Content Accessiiblity Guildelines 2.0.
 
In addition, the County utilizes technology that allows a wide variety of users to access its content through the use of the re-ACT toolbar.
 

Who does re-ACT help?

The re-ACT toolbar will help any website visitor who requires online reading support.  This includes individuals with learning disabilities such as dyslexia or mild visual impairments.

What will re-ACT do for me?

re-ACT allows users to:

  • Skip to content
  • Change colour contrast on the page
  • Zoom
  • Read out loud
  • Enable dyslexia mode

If you're having difficulty accessing the website please contact the County's Accessibility Coordinator.

Feedback

We’d like to hear from you! If you have any questions or comments on our accessibility services, programs or facilities please contact us by phone, email or fill out a feedback form.
 
If you require an accessible format  or communication support please fill out the Request for Information and Communications Form or contact the Accessibility Coordinator at the information listed below.
 
519-631-1460 ext. 167