Increasing the Accessibility of Ontario’s
Public Spaces & Main Streets
OBIAA continues to champion Accessibility for our Main Streets. While we do not have any current accessibility projects, our many past projects and resources are available for your review and use.
In 2021, OBIAA held “Accessing Our Heritage Virtual Conference”. For more information on the conference: Accessibility and Heritage Conference Program
The Business of Accessibility Handbook
The Business of Accessibility Handbook: How to Make Your Main Street Business Accessibility Smart offers no cost and low-cost ideas, gathered from people with first-hand experience, to inspire businesses to go beyond the minimum requirements of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (AODA).
The handbook includes:
- Low cost and no cost tips on how businesses can be more accessible in such areas as lighting, signage, websites, space layout, and more
- The business case for accessibility and Ontario’s changing demographics
- A Built Environment Accessibility Checklist
- Stories of Ontario businesses
- Frequently asked questions
- Built environment accessibility resources