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E-Access News, Volume 1, Issue 1, Dec. 10, 2013
E-Access News & Information

Integrated Accessibility Standards
Regulation (IASR)

General Requirements

The Integrated Accessibility Standards Regulation has been developed to ensure all barriers are removed for individuals with disabilities in order to ensure that they can equitably participate in all aspects of life.

Barriers to accessibility are obstacles that make it difficult and sometimes impossible for people with disabilities to do the things that most of us take for granted.  Barriers aren’t just physical things, such as steps onto a bus or doors without push buttons, but also include  information that is not readily available in accessible formats, organizational barriers such as policies and procedures as well as attitudinal barriers—what we think or assume about individuals with disabilities.

In order to eliminate barriers, the Integrated Accessibility Standards Regulation establishes accessibility standards and introduces requirements for employment, information and communications as well as transportation.

Information with respect to each of these standards will be sent in subsequent emails as follows:  December 12, December 16 and December 18.  The last email will contain a link to the E-Training Modules where you will be able to indicate that you have read and understand the information.

For more details, you can visit the AccessForward website at Accessforward Website

The General Requirements apply across all three standards — Information & Communications, Employment and Transportation.


  • Establish accessibility policy
  • Develop accessibility plan
  • Accessibility criteria and features must be incorporated into procurement practices or when acquiring goods, services or facilities
  • Training for employees and volunteers on requirements of Regulation and Human Rights Code
Further information and resources are available at the following links:

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