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Workplace Accommodation Resources

The following organizations can help bridge the needs of persons with disabilities in the work place.

General Accommodation

Workplace Accommodation Toolkit (WAT), Government of Canada
Low and high tech accommodations for any type of disability.

Just Ask Me! Discussing Workplace Accommodations
Workshop materials for making your workplace accessible for people with disabilities.

Barrier Free Employers, Canadian Human Rights Commission
This guide is intended to assist you as employers, managers, and/or human resources officers. Its objective is to provide some facts and practical advice on employment accommodation, and to explain the steps that can be taken in order to facilitate the inclusion of employees with disabilities into your workforce.

Employment Series for Persons with Disabilities - Tips for Employers, Government of Alberta
(PDF document; requires Acrobat Reader)

Guide to Screening and Selection in Employment, Canadian Human Rights Commission

Human Resource Strategies for Employers, Finders and Keepers- Recruitment and Retention Strategies, Government of Alberta
(PDF document; requires Acrobat Reader)

People in Motion
Assists persons with disabilities by building awareness, expanding opportunities, and providing support.

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Guidelines for Appropriate Language

Building Design

Office Space and Equipment

Accessible Procurement Toolkit (APT), Government of Canada
Use this site to procure technology or services for the general office environment. This section provides requirements describing features and design principles that must be provided to a vendor to ensure "universal accessibility" of the product or service.

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Work Process Work Scheduling

Canadian Telework Association/Innovisions Canada
A website dedicated to the promotion of telecommuting.

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Internet-Based Website Accessibility Resources

W3: Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)
(US based): The World Wide Web Consortium's (W3C) commitment to lead the Web to its full potential includes promoting a high degree of usability for people with disabilities. The Web Accessibility Initiative, in coordination with organizations around the world, pursues accessibility of the Web through five primary areas of work: technology, guidelines, tools, education and outreach, and research and development.

Watchfire WebXACT
(US based): Formerly known as Bobby Online, this free service allows people to test web pages and help expose and repair barriers to accessibility and encourage compliance with existing accessibility guidelines.

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Job Design

Disability Management

National Institute of Disability Management and Research (NIDMAR)
NIDMAR is an internationally recognized, BC-based organization committed to reducing the human, social, and economic costs of disabilities.

British Columbia Rehabilitation and Recovery Centre (BCRRC): Crews@work: Training in Distribution Services
Crews@work: Training in Distribution is a one-semester, 13-week training program followed by a one-month practicum placement. BCRRC specializes in training and preparing a skilled and motivated workforce for the distribution industry.

Martin Disability Management Services
Martin Disability Management Services is a private rehabilitation company specializing in disability management, ergonomics, and return-to-work coordination.

The Canadian Association of Rehabilitation Professionals British Columbia (CARP BC)
CARP BC is a non-profit association dedicated to supporting its members who work in the field of rehabilitation.

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Taxation

Consumer Taxation Branch: Persons with a Disability
BC has established many programs and services to help meet the needs of persons with a disability. Many of these involve exemptions or refunds of taxes administered by the Consumer Taxation Branch.

Canada Revenue Agency: Information Concerning People with Disabilities - Includes Form T2201 - 2004
Canada Revenue Agency offers a selection of topics and services specifically for persons with disabilities.

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How do agencies serving persons with disabilities get added to the Workplace Accommodation Resources page on the WorkAble Solutions website?

Please contact the WorkAble Solutions Website Administrator.

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