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Human Rights Code
Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005
Human Rights Tribunal
Human Rights Commission
Human Rights Legal Support Centre

Accessibility Standards for Customer Service
Accessibility and your Business
Policy and Guidelines on Disability
and the Duty to Accommodate
Dining Out Accessibility

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City of Guelph - Facts
Accessibility Plan
Barrier-Free Policy
Disability Coordinator
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Action or attitude - it is still Ableism

"Throughout history, it has been the inaction of those who could have acted; the indifference of those who should have known better; the silence of the voice of justice when it mattered most; that has made it possible for evil to triumph." - Haile Selassie . . . more. . .
Places Friendly to persons with disabilities in wheelchairs
view this great list . . .
The WORKS Gourmet Burger Bistro, downtown Guelph.
Dr. Dennis Poloniato,
Dentist, excellent accessibility.
M & M Meat Stores, Speedvale Mall.
Candies of Merritt, Speedvale Mall.
Golden Griddle Restaurants, Woodlawn Road East.
Budds Dept. Store, downtown Guelph.
Tim Hortons Stores, Speedvale Mall, Bullfrog Mall.
Norfolk Pharmacy, Quebec Street and Norfolk.

Guelph places Unfriendly to persons with disabilities in wheelchairs
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Excellent Customer Service Is Essential

Excellent customer service is the responsibility of all levels of an organization and not simply of its front-line staff. Customer satisfaction should be integrated into all internal processes and policies. With this in mind, the points below will assist you and your campaign team in providing excellent customer service for voters with disabilities:

  • Always treat anyone with a disability with the same respect and courtesy that you would offer to everyone else.
  • Extend common courtesies as you would to anyone else. Shake hands and/or give them your business card
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  • If the person cannot shake your hand or grasp your card, they will tell you.
  • Treat adults with disabilities as adults.

  • Continue? Click here.

Advocacy helps in broadening accessibility

Wheelchair activist breaks through barriers to access

Would you have hired Terry Fox or Rick Hansen?
I am only one, but I am one.

I cannot do everything, but I can do something.

And I will not let what I cannot do interfere with what I can do.

- Edward Hale

How is society affected by Ableism?

entrance to old city hall in Guelph Several laws in Ontario address accessibility and some requirements have existed since the 1980s.
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Accessible Businesses

You may be able to make your business accessible. The best solutions will follow the rules of universal design. continued . . .
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Why accessibility is good for your business. Are you missing potential customers? read more . . .
Financial Assistance

How to obtain financial assistance to make your organization (more) accessible. details . . .
How to Welcome Customers

You can provide better service to your customers with disabilities. see the list . . .
Are you Welcoming Customers with Disabilities?

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