Accessibility in HR entails creating an inclusive work environment that allows individuals with disabilities or diverse needs to fully participate in all aspects of employment. This encompasses not only physical accessibility but also digital, communication, and accommodation accessibility. HR professionals are responsible for ensuring that company policies, technologies, facilities, and communication methods are designed to accommodate a broad range of abilities and needs. This promotes equality, diversity, and compliance with anti-discrimination laws while fostering an inclusive culture. HR’s role involves developing and implementing accessibility policies and practices, providing reasonable accommodations, and raising awareness among employees to create an accessible workplace where all individuals can contribute their best and thrive.

Accessibility Laws Across Canada

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Accessibility Quiz

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Accessibility Policy

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By June 1, 2023, most larger federally-regulated entities (i.e. those with 100 or more employees) [...]

Website Accessibility Compliance Checklist

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The 2022 Ontario HR Compliance Yearbook – Special Report

What makes 2022 so different from other HR compliance years is where the action took place. In a [...]

New Accessibility Requirements For The B.C. Public Sector

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Accessibility For Manitobans Act: New Information And Communication Regulation

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Manitoba’s Accessible Employment Standard And Accessibility Fund

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Accessibility Standard For Employment – Compliance Deadline For All Employers: May 1, 2022

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