Compliance Consulting and Risk Mitigation

Accessibility Partners Canada stands out as a leader in accessibility compliance management, offering a unique advantage through our partnerships with disability organizations and direct access to a diverse user base with disabilities of their own. These strategic alliances and resources distinguish us from other service providers, empowering us to deliver comprehensive and customized accessibility solutions. Our approach is deeply informed by real-world insights and experiences, ensuring our clients receive effective strategies that resonate with their operational needs and compliance goals.

We specialize in centralized accessibility management for entities across various provincial and federal regulations, including but not limited to Ontario’s AODA, BC’s Accessible BC Act, Nova Scotia’s Accessibility Act, and the Accessible Canada Act (ACA). Our team of seasoned experts have extensive experience in accessibility compliance across various sectors and a deep understanding of these regulations. This expertise ensures clients receive tailored solutions that align with their specific regulatory requirements, operational needs, and long-term accessibility goals.

As a one-stop shop for accessibility compliance management, Accessibility Partners can streamline the process and provide end-to-end solutions, from initial assessments to ongoing monitoring, enhancing our clients’ reputations, regulatory compliance, and overall customer satisfaction.

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Compliance Consulting

Our accessibility compliance consulting services ensure that your products, services, and facilities are fully accessible to individuals with disabilities. Regardless of your location, we help you adhere to a wide range of accessibility regulations. To ensure the accessibility plan is comprehensive and reflects the community’s needs, our audit and planning strategy is founded on a participatory approach, mandated by the ACA. In addition to public consultations, our approach extends to include an in-depth audit of your organization’s existing policies, plans, processes, procedures and tools against ACA standards, culminating in developing a comprehensive plan. Below are the phases of our approach. 

 

Compliance Assessment

Compliance Assessment

We evaluate your current level of compliance with relevant accessibility regulations and standards. This assessment identifies areas where you may fall short and helps prioritize remediation efforts.
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Compliance Planning

We develop a comprehensive plan to address any identified compliance gaps. This plan outlines specific actions and solutions required to achieve and maintain compliance. It may include timelines, responsibilities, and resource allocation.

Policy and Statement Development

Policy and Statement Development

We help develop accessibility policies, statements, and procedures that align with the relevant regulations. These documents provide clear guidelines for your organization and its employees on how to ensure accessibility.

Training and Education

Training and Education

We provide training sessions and workshops to educate your employees on accessibility requirements, best practices, and the importance of accessibility compliance. This helps foster a culture of inclusivity within your organization.

Compliance Reporting

We help you file compliance reports with regulatory bodies or government agencies. These reports demonstrate your organization’s commitment to accessibility and serve as proof of compliance.

Ongoing Support

Ongoing Support

Accessibility compliance is an ongoing process. We offer ongoing support to help you maintain compliance. This can include regular audits, updates on regulatory changes, and assistance in adapting to evolving accessibility standards.

Risk Mitigation

Risk mitigation is a crucial aspect of accessibility compliance consulting. It involves identifying potential risks and taking proactive measures to minimize or eliminate those risks. This can include conducting accessibility audits, assessing your organizational policies and procedures, and developing strategies to address any compliance gaps. The goal is to eliminate your risk of facing legal consequences, reputational damage, or financial losses due to non-compliance with accessibility regulations.