Video series and interpretive guide assist workplaces to comply with the AODA Employment Standard and Information and Communications Standard of the Integrated Accessibility Standards Regulation (IASR)
TORONTO, Sept. 11, 2013 /CNW/ - The Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA) has today released a series of five free videos and an interpretive guide to help Ontario businesses learn about their responsibilities around the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act's (AODA) Employment Standard and the Information and Communications Standard of the Integrated Accessibility Standards Regulation (IASR).
The Employment Standard makes accessibility in organizations a regular part of finding, hiring, supporting and communicating with employees who have disabilities. The Information and Communications Standard will help Ontario businesses and organizations make their information accessible for people with disabilities.
The new videos are a continuation of HRPA's successful The Adventures of Harold Jeepers video series. In all, the 11 short and humorous videos feature hapless Jiffy Bros. manager Harold Jeepers and Sonja, the Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP), as they navigate their workplace accessibility obligations under the AODA. The new episodes include Accessible Formats and Communication, Auditing Websites for Accessibility, Developing an Accessible Website, Developing a Multi-Year Accessibility Plan and Accessibility Myths vs. Reality. All are available in English and French, with closed captions and descriptive audio. 250 DVD sets of all eleven videos are being made available to HR faculty in post-secondary institutions across Ontario.
Please click here to view the new videos.
Please click here to view CHANNELS, a companion guide to the videos that provides information about the Employment Standard and the Information and Communications Standard that employers can use to build awareness with their managers and other staff.
Just watching the videos and following along with the guide will help put Ontario workplaces well on the way to compliance with AODA Employment Standard and Information and Communications Standard of the Integrated Accessibility Standards Regulation (IASR).
The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (AODA) has an overall goal of an accessible Ontario by 2025. Under the AODA, five key areas of daily living were identified: customer service, information and communications, employment, transportation and built environment. Each of the five key areas has rules for business and organizations to follow called Accessibility Standards.
The Adventures of Harold Jeepers episodes and CHANNELS are produced by HRPA as part of an EnAbling Change Program with the Government of Ontario.
The Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA) is Canada's HR thought leader with more than 20,000 members in 28 chapters across Ontario. It connects its membership to an unmatched range of HR information resources, events, professional development and networking opportunities and annually hosts Canada's largest HR conference. In Ontario, HRPA issues the Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) designation, the national standard for excellence in human resources management and the Senior Human Resources Professional (SHRP) designation, reserved for high-impact HR leaders.
SOURCE: Human Resources Professionals Association of Ontario
For further information:
HRPA Communications Specialist
416 923-2324 x324