TORONTO, Feb. 1 /CNW/ - In partnership, CNIB, March of Dimes Canada and The Canadian Hearing Society are offering an Accessible Customer Service E-Learning course. This
course gives employees of businesses and organizations in Ontario the
information they need to comply with the Accessibility for Ontarians
with Disabilities Act (AODA), Customer Service Standard.
Is your business ready to meet the future? All organizations in Ontario
are mandated to train staff by January 1, 2012.
"Most organizations don't realize that the training requirement extends to all staff who interact with people outside of their company. Simply put, if your
organization has at least one employee with a phone on their desk, or
who speaks with or emails people who don't work for your organization,
you must comply," says Frances Jewett of AccessAbility Advantage.
The course, produced by AccessAbility Advantage and Vubiz, provides organizations a way to train staff with ease and confidence - confidence because it is the only AODA E-learning course endorsed by experts: CNIB, March of Dimes Canada and The Canadian Hearing Society.
At 45 minutes in length, the engaging and thought-provoking course provides specific advice on interacting with persons with disabilities, including physical, hearing, speech, vision, intellectual, mental
health and learning disabilities. It can be customized to include your brand guidelines, policies, procedures and specific
content unique to each organization.
The course also offers full learning management services, including
downloadable reports in Excel, an automated reporting system that
advises which staff members have completed the course, and Certificates
of Completion. The course is offered in English, French, American Sign
Language (ASL) and la langue des signes québécoise (LSQ). It also
complies with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 AA.
For more information about the AODA visit
About AccessAbility Advantage:
March of Dimes Canada and Quadrangle Architects Limited have formed a
joint venture called AccessAbility Advantage to assist Ontario businesses comply with the new Accessibility Standards in the AODA. With more than 75 years combined experience as recognized
leaders in accessibility, the company brings together the strengths of
both organizations to deliver a one-stop shop, to help businesses make
Ontario more accessible for people with disabilities. To find out more,
visit www.AccessAbilityAdvantage.ca or call 1-800-263-3463 ext. 7286.
CNIB passionately provides community-based support, knowledge and a national
voice to ensure Canadians who are blind or partially sighted have the
confidence, skills and opportunities to fully participate in life. To
find out more, visit www.cnib.ca or call 1-800-563-2642.
About March of Dimes Canada:
March of Dimes Canada offers a wide range of programs and services to maximize the
independence, personal empowerment, and community participation of
people with disabilities. To find out more, visit www.marchofdimes.ca or call 1-800-263-3463.
About The Canadian Hearing Society:
The Canadian Hearing Society is the leading provider of services, products, and information that:
remove barriers to communication
advance hearing health
promote equity for people who are culturally Deaf, oral deaf, deafened,
and hard of hearing
To find out more, visit www.chs.ca or call 1-877-347-3427.
About Vubiz Limited:
Vubiz is an award-winning E-learning company with over fourteen years
experience in the design, development, delivery and management of
customized online training programs. In addition, Vubiz has hundreds of
E-learning courses available in English, French and Spanish. To find
out more, visit www.vubiz.com or call (905) 815-1204.
SOURCE Ontario March of Dimes
For further information:
For more information about the E-learning course and to place an order, visit www.AODATraining.org or call (416) 949-2071, TTY 1 (800) 537-6030