In 2005, the Government of Ontario passed the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005. Its goal is to make Ontario accessible by 2025. As part of this Act, accessibility standards have been created. These standards are rules that businesses and organizations in Ontario need to follow to identify, remove and prevent barriers for people with disabilities.
All people, regardless of disability, have equal right of access to all goods, services and facilities provided by the Sault Area Hospital (SAH). SAH is committed to:
• Providing goods, services and facilities in a manner that:
- Maintains the dignity, autonomy, respect, privacy and safety of persons with disabilities;
-Is inclusive, sensitive and responsive to unique needs.
• Integration and equal opportunity;
• Preventing and removing barriers to accessibility;
• Meeting the standards set out under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005.
In accordance with accessibility standards under the Act, SAH has developed a Multi-Year Accessibility Plan outlining our strategy to prevent and remove barriers and to meet the requirements under the accessibility legislation. SAH will also prepare annual status reports on the progress of measures taken to implement the strategies contained in our Multi-Year Accessibility Plan. The first annual status report will be prepared by December 31, 2014. In addition, SAH has developed an accessibility policy setting out how it achieves accessibility and meets the requirements of the standards. These documents are posted on the SAH website and made available in accessible formats upon request.
For more information, to raise any accessibility concerns or suggest possible improvements, or to request documents in an accessible format or communication supports, please contact Patient Relations at (705) 759-3807 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.