MULTI-YEAR ACCESSIBILITY PLAN
ACCESSIBILITY PLAN AND POLICIES FOR CLEARPATH ROBOTICS
This 2014-21 accessibility plan outlines the policies and actions that Clearpath Robotics will put in place to improve opportunities for people with disabilities.
STATEMENT OF COMMITMENT
Clearpath Robotics is committed to treating all people in a way that allows them to maintain their dignity and independence. We believe in integration and equal opportunity. We are committed to meeting the needs of people with disabilities in a timely manner, and will do so by preventing and removing barriers to accessibility and meeting accessibility requirements under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act.
ACCESSIBLE EMERGENCY INFORMATION
Clearpath Robotics is committed to providing customers and clients with publicly available emergency information in an accessible way upon request. We will also provide employees with disabilities with individualized emergency response information when necessary.
Clearpath Robotics will provide training to all employees on Ontario’s accessibility laws and on the Human Rights Code as it relates to people with disabilities. Training will be provided in a way that best suits the duties of employees.
Clearpath will take the following steps to ensure employees are provided with the training needed to meet Ontario’s accessible laws by January 1, 2015.
Provide Customer Accessibility Training at time of hire.
Make program information available on Wiki.
INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATIONS
Clearpath Robotics is committed to meeting the communication needs of people with disabilities. We will consult with people with disabilities to determine their information and communication needs.
Clearpath Robotics will take the following steps to make all new websites and content on those sites conform with WCAG 2.0, Level A by January 1, 2014.
Provide a statement on the website that all information can be requested in accessible formats
Ensure that text size can be increased in the viewer’s browser
Ensure that descriptions are provided for images
Clearpath Robotics will take the following steps to make ensure existing feedback processes are accessible to people with disabilities upon request by January 1, 2015.
Provide access to company phone number and email, as well as contact form on website.
Clearpath Robotics is committed to fair and accessible employment practices.
We will take the following steps to notify the public and staff that, when requested, Clearpath Robotics will accommodate people with disabilities during the recruitment and assessment processes and when people are hired.
Include statement on “Work With Us” page that we will accommodate applicants during the recruitment process if requested.
Include statement in “application received” email that we will work with employee with disabilities to determine appropriate accommodations as required, when hired.
Clearpath Robotics will take the following steps to develop and put in place a process for developing individual accommodation plans and return-to-work policies for employees that have been absent due to a disability.
Point new employees to the AODA policies and procedures space on the wiki
Inform employees that we will work with them on an individual basis to determine appropriate accommodation
Post our Medical Leave Policy on the wiki and discuss requirements for return to work with employees that have been absent due to a disability
We will take the following steps to ensure the accessibility needs of employees with disabilities are taken into account as part of our performance management, career development and redeployment processes.
Ensure that how a disability may affect performance, career development, and redeployment is evaluated on a case-by-case basis. Establish an accommodation plan for any employee affected.
Clearpath Robotics will take the following steps to prevent and remove other accessibility barriers identified.
Encourage employees to provide feedback on barriers and address these concerns.
For More Information For more information on this accessibility plan, please contact Clearpath Robotics at:
Email: info [AT] clearpathrobotics [DOT] com
Accessible formats of this document are available free upon request from the Human Resources department: resourcefulhumans [AT] clearpathrobotics [DOT] com