Accessibility: Multi Year Plan - Goodness Me!

Accessibility

GM Accessibility:  Multi-Year Plan

December 2014
This accessibility plan outlines the policies and actions that Goodness Me! (GM) will put in place to improve opportunities for people with disabilities.

Accessible Emergency Information
GM is committed to providing its customers and visitors 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.

Training
GM will provide training on Ontario’s accessibility laws and on the Human Rights Code as it relates to people with disabilities to all employees. 
GM will take the following steps to ensure employees are provided with the training needed to meet Ontario’s accessible laws by January 1, 2015.

Information and Communications

GM will take the following steps to make sure all publicly available information is made accessible upon request by January 1, 2016.

GM will take the following steps to make all websites and content conform with WCAG 2.0, Level AA by January 1, 2021.

Employment
GM is committed to fair and accessible employment practices.  We will take the following steps to notify the public and staff that, when requested, GM will accommodate people with disabilities during the recruitment and assessment processes and when people are hired.

GM 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.

 We will take the following steps to ensure the accessibility needs of employees with disabilities are taken into account if GM is using performance management, career development and redeployment processes.

GM will take the following steps to prevent and remove other accessibility barriers identified.

Design of Public Spaces
GM will meet the Accessibility Standards for the Design of Public Spaces when building or making major modifications to public spaces, which will be reviewed upon finalization of the regulations and the corresponding requirements.  Public spaces include:

GM will put the following procedures in place to prevent service disruptions to its accessible parts of its public spaces

In the event of a service disruption, we will notify the public of the service disruption and alternatives available.  The following information will be included unless it is not readily available or known:

When disruptions occur GM will provide notice by:

 For More Information
 For more information on this accessibility plan, please contact:

Ashley Parker, Accessibility Coordinator
By phone: 519.756.8400 ext. 1717
By email:  ashley.parker@goodnessme.ca
By mail:  Goodness Me!  37 Woodyatt Drive, Brantford, ON  N3R 7K3

Accessible formats of this document will be made available at no cost upon request from by using any of the above contact methods or by asking in person at any store location.