AGCO’s Accessibility Plan and Policies
The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (AODA) develops, implements and enforces accessibility standards so that goods, services, facilities, accommodation, employment, buildings, structures and premises are accessible to persons with disabilities. The AODA and its regulations are important steps in creating a barrier-free and accessible Ontario by 2025.
The Accessibility Standards for Customer Service, Ontario Regulation 429/07 became law on January 1, 2008. It is the first accessibility standard under the AODA.
Ontario Regulation 191/11, the Integrated Accessibility Standards Regulation (IASR), came into force on July 1, 2011 and is the second regulation under the AODA. The IASR establishes accessibility standards for information and communication, employment, and transportation. In accordance with Ontario Regulation 191/11, the AGCO has developed a multi-year Accessibility Plan and Policies document which outlines the AGCO’s commitment, policies and strategies to prevent and remove barriers, improve opportunities for people with disabilities, and address the current and future requirements of the AODA. The AGCO’s Accessibility Plan and Policies document is updated annually to include information on the AGCO’s progress in implementing its multi-year plan and to ensure the AGCO meets its reporting requirements under the IASR.
If you have any questions about the AGCO’s Accessible Customer Service Policy or its Accessibility Plan and Policies, or if you require any of our materials in an alternative format, please contact AGCO Customer Service at (416) 326-8700 or toll-free in Ontario at 1-800-522-2876, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also send your comments by fax to (416) 326-5555, or write us at:
Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario
90 Sheppard Avenue East, Suite 200
Toronto, Ontario M2N 0A4
Accessibility Features Statement
In order to make this site more accessible, the AGCO site has employed templates which:
- are XHTML 1.0 Transitional conformant, to improve compatibility with adaptive technologies, browsers, screen resolutions and search engines;
- have been successfully tested on a wide range of adaptive technologies, screens and browser/platform combinations to ensure that Canadians can access Web pages regardless of the technology used (except mobile devices);
- include major components, such as the common menu bar, menu, and content area that are properly marked up with headings to simplify navigation with a screen reader;
- employ table-less layout and design to simplify screen reader navigation by reducing the structural complexity of Web pages;
- improve accessibility by allowing visitors to configure visual elements to meet their accessibility needs;
- use scalable fonts (click Font Resize Tool icon) and text-based navigational elements to improve accessibility and simplify navigation using adaptive technologies;
- provide printer-friendly functionality in the Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) to render pages more compatible with printers and to prevent printing unnecessary page elements, click Print Tool icon;
- separate visual presentation from the document structure;
- avoid truncated and overlapped elements at very large font sizes;
- display the title value when a link gains keyboard focus; and
- employ skip navigation links at the beginning of the page for quickly moving to the content (press "Tab" to reveal these links). AGCO also uses accesskeys based on the Web standard, a full list and how to use them follows this statement or click Accessibility Tool icon.
- tested compatible browser versions for the AGCO website are: Internet Explorer (IE) 6, 7 & 8; Safari 4 & 5; Firefox 1, 2, & 3; and Opera 9.
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- Internet Explorer 5+ (Mac) : Hold CTRL key, press access key NUMBER
- Firefox 2+ (PC/Mac) : Hold ALT key, press access key NUMBER
- Opera 7+ : Hold SHIFT key, press ESC key, release, press access key NUMBER.