Please click on the questions to read each answer to these commonly asked questions.It simply means giving people of all abilities opportunities to participate in everyday life. Did you know: 1 in 7 people in Ontario has a disability. That's 1.85 million Ontarians. By 2036 that number will rise to 1 in 5 as the population ages.Accessibility benefits everyone. Accessibility not only helps people with disabilities, it also benefits:
No, but Ontario does.
- Families traveling with young children
- Visitors with luggage
The accessibility for Ontarians with disabilities act (AODA) was passed into thousand five. Its goal is to make Ontario accessible for people with disabilities by 2025. Ontario is one of the first jurisdictions in the world to move from complaint-based legislation to mandated accessibility with penalties for organizations that fail to implement the standards.
The AODA includes five accessibility standards that are being phased in until 2025:
- Customer Service is about understanding that people with disabilities have different needs and taking steps to serve them.
- Employment is about making accessibility a regular part of finding, hiring and supporting employees with disabilities.
- Information and Communication is about helping people with disabilities access information and communications such as forms, documents and websites.
- Transportation is about making it easier for I want to travel in Ontario.
- Design of Public Spaces about making public faces more accessible.
The standards are rules that businesses and organizations in Ontario need to follow to identify, remove and prevent barriers so that people with disabilities have more opportunities to participate in everyday life.What separates your staff from other companies that offer accessibility modifications, consulting and contracting?At Accessible Daily Living, our staff is fully certified under Customer Service Standard Regulation and the integrated Accessibility Standards Regulation (IASR). Our management team is certified as Facility Auditors (Building Accessibility Excellence Assessor) and Canadian Specialists in Accessible Housing Design.
Our founder, John Groe has spent his entire professional career servicing persons' with disabilities, with his extensive knowledge in medical/rehabilitation, casualty loss, design, consulting, construction and reporting.At Accessible Daily Living we are able to provide completed design, new builds, rebuilds, renovations, additions that ensures accessible and inclusive environments.We conduct the following modifications: bathroom modifications, kitchen modifications, ramps, elevators, telecabs stair glides, vertical platform lifts (porch lifts), grab bars, railings (interior/exterior) automatic door operators, door widening, walkways, accessible lighting and smart home technology.We conduct the following modifications: bathroom modifications, kitchen modifications, ramps, elevators, telecabs stair glides, vertical platform lifts (porch lifts), grab bars, railings (interior/exterior) automatic door operators, door widening, walkways, accessible lighting and smart home technology. Accessibility should be financially obtainable, visit our Financing Resources page here for helpful links to possible financial support.We are offer Accessible Design, Project Management, Engineering, Architecture, Consultation, Home Accessibility and Alternative Living Assessments, Facility Audits, Estimation and Education.At Accessible Daily Living we also offer estimating services and provide takeoffs so that you can budget for your project accordingly. Our in-house estimating team utilizes up to date and current RS Means software to assess and calculate project costs. We are able to provide you a comprehensive breakdown of all costs related to material, labour, accessible and inclusive specific products and services and project management. At Accessible Daily Living we are committed to providing an estimate/quote within 72 hours of our visit.We offer consulting and contracting services across services throughout Ontario and Southern Florida. We offer our construction services in Ontario only.We are working on a state of the art showroom that is approximately 2000 square feet in size. The showroom will be used to aid in the assessment of what will work best for each individual client.
It will also be used as an education centre for all professionals, caregivers and family members who are helping and supporting person's with disabilities and the elderly.No, not all modifications are expensive. If you are proactive instead of reactive you will be able to implement simple and cost effective modifications that will reduce exposure to slip and falls and support your level of health and mobility. Visit our Financing Resources page here if you feel that you may need some additional financial backing.Yes, that is the quick answer, but some funding sources require you fill out an application that will ask questions in relation to your health, disability and living environment if you are looking for funding for home/residential modifications. Depending on the disability and type of modification required, funding amounts may vary. Funding sources such as March of Dimes Canada and President's Choice Financial Charities for Children are two of the main available to the general public. Visit our Financing Resources page here.Yes, Accessible Daily Living accepts all major credit cards, cheque and cash. Contact to ask about our no-obligation estimate/quote all of your public, private, commercial or residential projects. Visit our Financing Resources page here.