Acknowledgements

Beyond Compliance: Accessibility Self-Assessment Tool for Organizations was developed by The Regional Municipality of York with support from the Government of Ontario.

Special acknowledgment goes to the team of experts who helped develop this innovative resource including Sustainable Societies Consulting Group LTD, Argyle Public Relationships and Pixel Pusher Interactive.

The tool was inspired by Building Diversity in Your Organization: A Self-Assessment Tool created by The Regional Municipality of York (2014), with thanks.

The development of the tool was a collaborative effort. Particular thanks go to the many organizations and individuals from all sectors, across Ontario, who provided input and expertise into the creation of the tool:

  • The Regional Municipality of York
  • Accessibility Directorate of Ontario
  • Bass Pro Shops
  • Bond Brand Loyalty
  • Canadian Business SenseAbility
  • Canadian Hearing Society York and South Simcoe
  • Canadian National Institute for the Blind
  • Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
  • Children’s Aid Society of Toronto
  • City of Kingston
  • City of Mississauga
  • City of Vaughan
  • Colleges Ontario
  • Community Living Newmarket Aurora District
  • Community Living York South
  • Conference Board of Canada
  • Corporation of the County of Perth
  • County of Elgin
  • County of Simcoe
  • E3 Community Services
  • Intelliware
  • Job Opportunity Employment Network (JOIN)
  • Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority
  • Lambton County Developmental Services
  • Liftow Limited
  • Markham Stouffville Hospital
  • Metrolinx
  • North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit
  • Niagara Region
  • Ontario Chamber of Commerce
  • Ontario Hospital Association
  • Ontario Municipal Social Services Association (OMSSA)
  • Ontario Network of Accessibility Professionals
  • Ontario Nonprofit Network
  • Ontario Public Service, Diversity Office
  • Ontario Public Service, Treasury Board Secretariat
  • Ontario Public Service
  • Peel District School Board
  • Queen’s University
  • Rainy River District Social Services Administration Board
  • Retail Council of Canada
  • Sandgate Women’s Shelter
  • Tim Hortons (Mark Wafer, Franchise Owner)
  • Town of Ajax
  • Town of Aurora
  • Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury
  • Town of Georgina
  • Trent University
  • York Catholic District School Board
  • York Region Abuse Program
  • York Region Accessibility Advisory Committee
  • York Region Diversity and Inclusion Staff Committee
  • Workforce Planning Board of York Region and Bradford, West Gwillimbury

Finally all supporters and users of the tool are thanked for their ongoing commitment to creating a more welcoming and inclusive community for people of all abilities.

This resource may be adapted for purposes that create more inclusive communities. Please cite the following: Adapted from Beyond Compliance: Accessibility Self-Assessment Tool for Organizations (2016) produced by The Regional Municipality of York with support from the Government of Ontario (beyondcompliancetool.ca).