[A series of animated scenes are shown, depicting different accessibility scenarios in Ontario workplaces.]
NARRATOR >> If you run a business or non-profit in Ontario, and if you have employees, the Accessible Employment Standard affects you.
Small businesses have four steps.
[TITLE: 1: Hiring]
NARRATOR >> Hiring:
Let people with disabilities know that they are welcome and that you will accommodate their needs in the hiring process.
[TITLE: 2: Workplace information]
NARRATOR >> Workplace information:
If an employee asks, provide information in an accessible format.
This can be as simple as emailing a digital version of a printed document.
[An animated figure sends an email with a document that reads “Very large text”]
[TITLE: 3: Developing talent]
NARRATOR >> Developing talent:
Think about the needs of employees with disabilities during performance evaluations.
For example, an employee with hearing loss may need to meet in a quiet place.
[TITLE: 4: Communicate accessibility policies]
NARRATOR >> Communicate accessibility policies:
Tell staff about your policies supporting employees with disabilities, including job accommodation. That’s what small businesses must do.
If you have 50 or more employees, you have 2 more steps.
Visit ontario.ca/accessibleemployment for more information.