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Accessibility Policy

Providing Goods and Services to People with Disabilities

Intent

McRae Imaging Inc. (MI), strives at all times to provide goods and/or services in a way that respects the dignity and independence of persons with disabilities.

This policy is available in alternate formats upon request.

 

Practice

Information and Communications:

MI is committed to meeting the communication needs of people with disabilities. When asked, we will provide information and communications materials in accessible formats or with communication supports. This includes publicly available information about our goods, services and facilities, as well as publicly available emergency information. MI will consult with people with disabilities to determine their information and communication needs.

Training:

MI will ensure that all employees who interact with our customers and other third parties receive training as required by the Accessibility Standards for Customer Service.  In addition, training will be provided to MI’s employees as part of orientation training for new employees and on a continuing basis as required, such as when changes are made to MI’s Accessible Customer Service Policy. 

Training will include:

 

  • A review of the purposes of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, and the requirements of the Accessibility Standards for Customer Service;
  • Information about MI’s policies, procedures and guidelines pertaining to the provision of MI’s goods and/or services to customers with disabilities;
  • How to interact and communicate with persons with various types of disabilities;
  • What to do if a person with a disability is having difficulty in accessing goods, services or resources;
  • How to interact with persons with disabilities who use assistive devices or require the assistance of a service animal or a support person;
  • How to use the equipment or devices available on MI’s premises that assist with the provision of goods and/or services to persons with disabilities.  

Assistive Devices:

MI is committed to serving persons with disabilities who use assistive devices to obtain, use or benefit from our goods and/or services.

MI will inform customers of the assistive devices that are available on the Company’s premises.

While MI and its employees are committed to familiarizing themselves with the various assistive devices that may be used by customers, where an employee is not immediately able to service the customer via the assistive device he/she uses, that employee will immediately refer the matter to HR Representative who will be vested with the responsibility to achieve the necessary customer service to that customer via that assistive device as quickly as reasonably possible. 

Use of Service Animals and Support Persons:

Persons with disabilities may bring their service animal on the parts of our premises that are open to our customers or other third parties, and the animal is not otherwise excluded by law.  MI will ensure that all employees, including volunteers and third parties, dealing with customers are trained in how to interact with persons with disabilities who are accompanied by a service animal.  It is the responsibility of the person with a service animal to control the animal at all times.  In the event an employee is allergic to animals, alternative arrangements will be negotiated.

Any person with a disability who is accompanied by a support person will be allowed to enter MI’s premises open to customers or other third parties with his or her support person.  At no time will a person with a disability who is accompanied by a support person be prevented from having access to his or her support person while on the Company’s premises. 

Consent from the person with a disability is required when communicating private issues related to the person with a disability, in the presence of a support person.

Employment

MI will notify the public and staff that, when requested, we will accommodate disabilities during recruitment and assessment processes and when people are hired. If needed, we will provide customized workplace emergency information to employees who have a disability. If using performance management, career development and redeployment processes, we will take into account the accessibility needs of employees with disabilities.

Design of Public Spaces

MI will meet the Accessibility Standards for the Design of Public Spaces when building or making major modifications to public spaces such as accessible off-street parking and service-related elements like service counters and waiting areas.

Notice of Temporary Disruptions:

MI will make reasonable effort to provide customers with notice in the event of a planned or unexpected disruption in the facilities or services normally used by persons with disabilities.  This notice will include information about the reason for the disruption, how long the disruption is expected to last, and a description of any alternative facilities or services, if available.

This notice will be provided in accessible formats and will be displayed prominently via the front door of the building.

Feedback Process:

MI welcomes feedback, including feedback in the delivery of goods and/or services to persons with disabilities.  Customers can submit feedback to McRae Imaging Inc.  HR Representative, Email Address:  HR@mcrae-imaging.com; 4090A Sladeview Crescent, Mississauga, ON  L5L 5Y5.  Customers can expect to hear back in 5 business days.  Complaints will be addressed according to the Company’s regular complaint management procedures.

Modifications to this or Other Policies:

MI is committed to developing customer service policies that respect and promote the dignity and independence of persons with disabilities.  Therefore, no change will be made to this policy before considering the impact on persons with disabilities.  Any Company policy that does not respect and promote the dignity and independence of persons with disabilities will be modified or removed.

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