In order to create an accessible community, the Town of Newmarket is committed to reducing obstacles for persons of all abilities in our community. Residents, visitors, and employees of the town are all included in this.
The Town of Newmarket’s website complies with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act’s current criteria (AODA). Conforms to WCAG 2.0 Level AA requirements for accessibility (current standards are Level A). In order to make the website accessible to people of all abilities, browse aloud has been integrated into the website. The Town has taken every effort to ensure that all of its current and third-party documents on the website are accessible. Please contact the Town of Newmarket at 905-895-5193 if you need any historical papers (2013 and prior) or other documents in a different format.
There are four new wireless assistive hearing devices available in the Council Chamber of the Town of Newmarket. 3.5mm headphone jacks are used to connect each wireless receiver to a variety of headsets. People can bring their own headphones or use those provided by the town. T-coil neck loops, single earpieces, and headphones that cover both ears are all options available from the staff.
Accessibility is a priority for Newmarket
Town officials are striving to be a model of accessibility. As required by the Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2001, the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, and the Ontario Human Rights Code, the Newmarket Accessibility Advisory Committee provides input and advice to Council and Town employees.
Legislation in the provinces
The AODA is a set of rules that govern accessibility in Ontario. The Accessibility Standards for Customer Service (Ontario Regulation 429/07) was enacted in 2008.
Another standard, the Integrated Accessibility Standards Regulation (Ontario Regulation 191/11), came into effect in 2011 and covers accessibility requirements for information and communication systems, workplaces, transportation systems, and public outdoor spaces. In order to achieve a barrier-free and accessible Ontario by 2025, several requirements have been implemented.
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