[community] AODA standard for Social Assistance?

Brian Moore bmoore at screenreview.org
Mon Jul 5 21:12:20 UTC 2021

Hi.  If nothing else, I think all those programs communications with 
consumers are still in print.  I think even the monthly reporting forms 
are still print. I heard some talk of online forms for reporting monthly 
income and there was some talk of developing this when I was doing 
contract work at MGCS but not sure if anything ever came of that.  I 
know they have an online application package now but can't comment on 
its accessibility as I haven't tried although I did hear some people had 

Would be interested what anyone knows about this.


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On 2021-07-05 4:11 p.m., John W (personal) wrote:
> 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
> j

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