The AGCO’s Accessibility Plan and Policies are developed in accordance with the Integrated Accessibility Standards Regulation (IASR) under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005. The Accessibility Plan and Policies outline the AGCO’s commitment and strategy to prevent and remove barriers and improve opportunities for internal stakeholders and the public with disabilities and address the current and future requirements of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005. In the following year, the AGCO will conduct an annual review of our accessibility policies as part of a broader commitment to diversity, inclusion, and accessibility going forward. Ongoing compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 and IASR is a corporate priority for the AGCO. The AGCO is committed to making all of its communications and publications accessible and continuing to meet the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines.
The AGCO is always looking to consult with people living with disabilities to understand where there may be opportunities for continuous improvement. These consultations will continue to assist the AGCO in better understanding the barriers that persons with disabilities may experience when accessing services provided by the AGCO. This information will also inform mitigation strategies as part of the ongoing review and development of the AGCO’s Accessibility Plan and Policies.
All AGCO employees are trained on the requirements of Ontario’s accessibility laws, including the IASR and the Ontario Human Rights Code as it pertains to persons with disabilities. This accessibility training has been built into the employee orientation process to ensure that all new AGCO employees, as well as the Board of Directors and Horse Racing Appeal Panel members, have a good and appropriate understanding of accessibility and will continue to perform their duties and provide services to the AGCO’s diverse range of stakeholders.