Multi-Year Accessibility Plan and Policies

Multi-Year Accessibility Plan and Policies for All PI Fine Art/PI Creative Art Offices and Locations

This 2017-21 accessibility plan outlines the policies and actions that PI Fine Art/PI Creative Art of Companies (“PI Fine Art/PI Creative Art”) will put into place to improve opportunities for people with disabilities.

Statement of Commitment 

PI Fine Art/PI Creative Art is committed to treating all people in a way that allows them to maintain their dignity and independence. We believe in integration and equal opportunity. We are committed to meeting the needs of people with disabilities in a timely manner, and will do so by preventing and removing barriers to accessibility and meeting accessibility requirements under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act.

Accessible Emergency Information 

PI Fine Art/PI Creative Art is committed to providing the customers and clients 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 

PI Fine Art/PI Creative Art will provide training to employees, volunteers and other staff members on Ontario’s accessibility laws and on the Human Rights Code as it relates to people with disabilities. Training will be provided in a way that best suits the duties of employees, volunteers and other staff members. PI Fine Art/PI Creative Art will take the following steps to ensure employees are provided with the training needed to meet Ontario’s accessible laws by January 1, 2018. 

  • Employees will be trained when changes are made to the accessibility policy as soon as practicable 
  • New employees will be trained during their initial Orientation within their first month of employment

Information and Communications 

PI Fine Art/PI Creative Art is committed to meeting the communication needs of people with disabilities. We will consult with people with disabilities to determine their information and communication needs. 

PI Fine Art/PI Creative Art will take the following steps to make all new websites and content on those sites conform with WCAG 2.0, Level A by January 1, 2021. 

  • Consult with internal I.T. applications and programming personnel and external website developers, if appropriate, to ensure understanding and implementation of the required technical standards, including an audit performed by internal resources and an external website developer, if deemed necessary, for compliance with WCAG 2.0 

PI Fine Art/PI Creative Art will take the following steps to make ensure existing feedback processes are accessible to people with disabilities upon request by January 1, 2021. 

  • Conduct a review of all feedback processes across the organization (internally and externally) 
  • Determine what / how accessible formats and communication supports we will provide upon request 

PI Fine Art/PI Creative Art will take the following steps to make sure all publicly available information is made accessible upon request by January 1, 2021. 

  • Determine what accessible formats and communication supports we will provide to persons with disabilities 

PI Fine Art/PI Creative Art will take the following steps to make all websites and content conform with WCAG 2.0, Level AA by January 1, 2021. 

  • Consult with internal I.T. personnel and an external website developer, if appropriate, to ensure understanding and implementation of the required technical standards, including an audit performed internally and by external website developer, if deemed necessary, for compliance with WCAG 2.0

Recruitment 

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

  • Notice to Successful Applicants 

When making offers of employment, PI Fine Art/PI Creative Art will notify the successful applicant of its policies for accommodating employees with disabilities. 

  • Informing Employees of Supports 

PI Fine Art/PI Creative Art will continue to inform its employees of its policies (and any updates to those policies) used to support employees with disabilities, including policies on the provision of job accommodations that take into account an employee’s accessibility needs due to disability. This information will be provided to new employees as soon as practicable after commencing employment.

Return to Work Process 

PI Fine Art/PI Creative Art maintains a documented return to work process for its employees who have been absent from work due to a disability and who require disability-related accommodations in order to return to work. 

The return to work process outlines the steps PI Fine Art/PI Creative Art will take to facilitate the return to work and will include documented individual accommodation plans as part of the process. 

This return to work process will not replace or override any other return to work process created by or under any other statute (ie., the Workplace Safety Insurance Act, 1997).

Performance Reviews, Career Development and Advancement & Redeployment 

PI Fine Art/PI Creative Art will take into account the accessibility needs of employees with disabilities, as well as individual accommodation plans, when conducting performance reviews, providing career development and advancement to employees, or when redeploying employees 

Design of Public Spaces 

PI Fine Art/PI Creative Art will meet the Accessibility Standards for the Design of Public Spaces when building or making major modifications to public spaces. Public spaces include: 

  • Outdoor public eating areas 
  • Outdoor paths of travel, like sidewalks, ramps, stairs, curb ramps, rest areas and accessible pedestrian signals 
  • Accessible off street parking 
  • Service-related elements like service counters and waiting areas 

PI Fine Art/PI Creative Art will put 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. 

For More Information 

For more information on this accessibility plan, please contact Human Resources at: 

Accessible formats of this document are available free upon request. 

Please contact Human Resources at: Phone: (416) 789-7156 ext. 281 Email: hr@pifineart.com