[community] AODA standard for Social Assistance?

John W (personal) pickupwillis at gmail.com
Mon Jul 5 20:11:17 UTC 2021

Hello Inclusive Design Community (aka My External Brain)

I think a number of  folks here -- including Pina and Jutta and David L but
maybe others? -- have deep expertise in AODA Standards development.

Question: Has there ever been a discussion with the Provincial gov (either
the current Ministry or the former ADO) about developing a Standard for
social assistance? Since OW an dODSP are heavily targeted at persons with
disabilities, some of us are interested if this idea has ever surfaced and
if so, what was the upshot?

If it has NOT come up, does anyone here want to make a case for or against
having an AODA Standard for social assistance? Since services under OW and
ODSP are by eligibility only (not universal per se) this would presumably
be a narrower Standard than others, but at the same time it is interesting
to consider how a third-party standards-development process might serve the
people who need social assistance in terms of accessibility.

thanks, all thoughts welcome


*John D. Willis | CE CAIP MDes*
Design & Innovation in Public Services
Toronto CANADA

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