Proactive Approaches to Accessibility
The linked websites below describe the proactive initiatives that many large organizations are making to ensure that their goods, services, and job opportunities are equally accessible by people with all abilities. We welcome your suggestions of other examples of organizations doing innovative and interesting things to improve accessibility.
• Air Canada – Travel info for people with disabilities flying Air Canada.
• Bell Canada – Telephone services for people with disabilities.
• Hewlett Packard – Accessibility products services and information to people with disabilities or age-related limitations. www.hp.com/hpinfo/abouthp/accessibility/index.html
• Rogers Communications – Accessibility services for visually impaired and blind customers.
• St. Augustine’s Seminary of Toronto – Accessibility policy of the Seminary.
• TD Canada Trust – Customer service descriptions of how people with disabilities can access their offerings.
• The healthline.ca – Web service showing accessibility services of many businesses across Canada (e.g. Bell Canada).
• The Ontario Trillium Foundation – Current accessibility services and support.
Universities/Colleges – Proactive Examples
• Durham College – Courses offered on accessibility issues.
• George Brown College – Disability services for students and faculty.
• University of Ottawa – Guide to access services for students.
• Ryerson University – Description of accessibility services for students and accommodations.
• University of Toronto – Accessibility services facilitate the inclusion of students with disabilities into all aspects of university life (e.g. Faculty of Physical Education and Health).
• University of Waterloo – Library services for Persons with Disabilities.
• York University – Library accessibility services.
• The Bronx Zoo
With 265 acres of parkland home to more than 4,000 animals, there’s plenty for all our guests to experience and enjoy. The Accessibility Map is meant to help facilitate your visit by providing general information on the accessibility of zoo grounds and exhibits.