TORONTO, May 8, 2012 /CNW/ - FSEAP and Accessibility Ontario introduce Accessibility @ Work - a program designed to assist organizations in meeting the needs of customers and clients with disabilities.
Under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), all organizations across Ontario are required to comply with standards and practices to accommodate the needs of customers and clients with disabilities.
Accessibility @ Work offers training and consultation services, providing assistance to organizations across Ontario in meeting legislated AODA requirements. FSEAP has developed a variety of AODA service packages consisting of a combination of training and consultation services.
Training services include in-person, webinar and e-learning options for accessibility training. Consultation services include policy development and analysis, compliance planning, implementation strategy, and report preparation.
"The implementation of the AODA reflects an important and positive change within the workplace. Our aim is to aid organizations in meeting the unique needs of their employees," said Samantha Wharton, Director of Marketing and Business Development at FSEAP.
In partnership with Law Assist, and with the guidance of employment law experts, FSEAP has also developed a series of webinar sessions to address key information on employment standards, both legal requirements and practical concerns, under the Integrated Accessibility Standard (IAS).
The IAS is a set of regulations under the AODA, which outlines an employer's obligation to provide workplace accessibility for their employees with disabilities.
Family Services Employee Assistance Program (FSEAP) is a national revenue-generating division of Family Service Agencies. Income from Employee Assistance Programs and Integrated Workplace Solutions are directed back to the community to fund Family Services programs across Canada. FSEAP's services support 5,000 customers and their employees with evidence-based solutions that promote and maintain the health and well being of employees in the workplace.
For further information:
For information about the Accessibility @ Work program
Aaron Spodek, 416.585.9985 ext.246, email@example.com
Samantha Wharton, 416.585.9985 ext.240, firstname.lastname@example.org