Accessibility Plan

Accessibility Plan

VHA’s Multi Year Accessibility Plan
2017-2021

Actions Legislated Date
(Not for Profit)
Status
Policies & Procedures
Create Policies with Statement of Organizational Commitment in written form 2012 Policies complete; review and updates ongoing
Approval and Sign off 2012 Complete
Make available to the Public 2012 Complete
Available in Alternative Formats - upon request 2014 Complete
Update/revise policies and procedures to reflect IASR 2014 Complete, going
Accessibility Plan
Develop Accessibility Plan 2014 Complete; review and updates ongoing
Post to web 2014 Complete
Prepare Status Reports 2014 Ongoing
Review Accessibility Plan progress and update. (Update regularly and at least every five years) 2014 Ongoing
Training
All employees & volunteers, policy developers, those providing goods or services on behalf of organization regarding IRS and Human Rights Code 2015 Complete, ongoing
Decide on training delivery 2015 Complete
Create training schedule for current staff and new staff 2015 Complete and ongoing
Establish system for record keeping 2015 Complete and ongoing
Continue to train new staff as part of orientation 2015 Ongoing
Information & Communications
Emergency Procedure Plans or Public Safety Information - inventory and make accessible 2012 Complete; ongoing
Feedback system accessible upon request 2015 Complete
Accessible formats and communication supports available upon request (timely manner, no cost charged to other persons) 2016 Ongoing
Create inventory of current documents 2015 Ongoing
Create document renewal plan 2015 Ongoing
Create Strategic Communication Plan process to identify who creates source documents, who ensures pdf's are accessible, who checks for accessibility before posting to website, corporate wide fonts, and analysis of website content and new content Complete
All internet websites and web content WCAG 2.0 Level AA 2021 In progress
Review all content on website back to 2012 to ensure historic content is accessible Level AA 2021 In progress
Design digital services with accessibility features, striving for all users to have equal access to information and functionality 2021 In progress
Employment
Develop Workplace Emergency Response for staff 2012 Complete; ongoing
Recruitment - notify employees and public regarding availability of accommodation 2016 Complete
Accommodation – notify of availability of accommodation upo request for assessments or selection process 2016 Complete
Inform employees of policies regarding job accommodations 2016 Ongoing
Providing accessible formats and communication supports available to perform job 2016 Ongoing
Documented Individual Accommodation Plan (IAP) 2016 Ongoing
Return to Work Process 2016 Complete
Performance Management takes into account accessibility needs 2016 Complete
Career Development and Advancement Process takes into account accessibility needs 2016 Complete
Redeployment process takes into account accessibility needs 2016 Complete
Continue to proactively remove barriers across employment life cycle allowing employees to reach their full potential 2016-2018 Ongoing
Public Spaces Legislated Date
Incorporate the Design of Public Spaces on newly developed or redeveloped recreational trails and beach access routes, outdoor public use eating areas, outdoor play spaces, exterior paths of travel, accessible parking and service related elements 2017 n/a
If developing recreational trails consult with public, persons with disabilities and municipal AAC if there is one 2017 n/a
Provide maintenance and restoration of publics spaces 2017 n/a
Develop procedures for preventative and emergency maintenance of accessible elements in public spaces 2017 n/a
Develop procedures for dealing with temporary disruptions when accessible elements under public spaces not working 2017 n/a
Report on Public Spaces every three years 2020 n/a