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BBN - Is Your Business Accessible Enough? - Photos

Friday, September 10, 2010

Mrs. Sandy Johnston, President of Effective Accessibility Consulting was our September BBN speaker, and she explained to attendees the basics of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (AODA) and how the new requirements will affect businesses. Accessibility is good for your business, and some financial assistance is available to help offset the costs.

Sandy provided a handout with some very helpful links, and these are below for your reference.

Ontario Regulation 429/07: Accessible Customer Service Standard

http://www.e-laws.gov.on.ca/html/statutes/english/elaws_statutes_05a11_e.htm

http://www.mcss.gov.on.ca/NR/rdonlyres/C3048A23-B149-4BC1-9133-17EC3BF58FD8/4598/ComplianceManual2.pdf

Government of Canada: Revenue Canada Agency - Under the Income Tax Act, 20(1) (qq) and 20(1) (44), the Federal Government allows businesses/commercial building owners to deduct the amount they paid during the taxation year to make renovations or alterations to a building that enables individuals who have a mobility impairment gain access to the building or be mobile within it.

http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/menu.html




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