The Township of King's Accessibility Advisory Committee (AAC) has developed the Accessibility Friendly Awareness Program which aims to provide information and resources to businesses about their role in relation to accessibility. The program aims to help business owners understand what is expected from them regarding accessibility through the Ontarians with Disabilities Act (ODA), 2001, the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), 2005, and the Ontario Building Code. The AAC is working to ensure that businesses in the Township understand their responsibilities in removing barriers to access in order to meet the 2025 deadline for a fully accessible Ontario.
Is Your Business Accessible to All Residents?
- Are ramps available as an alternate to steps and heavy doors?
- Are hard flooring surfaces used as opposed to rugs and area rugs?
- Are public areas free of physical obstacles?
- Are washrooms sufficiently large?; big wheelchairs need two square metres to turn around
- Is signage mounted no lower than one metre from the floor and no higher than 150 cm (5 feet)?
- Are there accessible water fountains, telephones, computer terminals, etc.?
- Is documentation available in alternate formats such as large prints, Braille, diskettes?
- Are there at least two ways to move from floor to floor? (ramps/elevators)
To inquire about the Accessibility Friendly Awareness Program or to take part in the program, please contact the Clerks Department.
Accessibility Funding for Township Businesses
The Accessibility Friendly Awareness Program works in partnership with the . The CIP program has a Building Accessibility Grant that businesses in the core areas of the Township can apply for to obtain funding for automatic doors, accessibility ramps, or other improvements to make their properties barrier free. If you have questions or want to learn more information, contact our Economic Development Department