Today, I'll review the Accessibility Standards for the Design of Public Spaces. Like the new accessible buildings standards, the standards for public spaces apply to new construction and extensive changes to existing spaces. They cover the following features...
Since the passage of the Accessibility of Ontarians with Disabilities Act in 2005, Ontario has been steadily advancing its accessibility project with new and amended standards and regulations. The goal is an “accessible Ontario” by 2025, supporting all Ontarians in accessing goods, services, facilities, accommodation, employment, buildings, structures and premises. Two new regulations addressing the built environment will come into force in 2015.
A photo of a beautifully designed stairway with an integrated accessibility ramp recently caught my eye. It is a fine example of a creative and attractive solution to a problem we are seeing more and more. Unfortunately, I think the stair is actually a hazard for anyone who uses it, not just persons with disabilities!
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