The Erie St. Clair LHIN and Accessibility
The Erie St. Clair LHIN is committed to providing a respectful, accessible and inclusive environment for all patients, employees, volunteers, partners and public. The ESC LHIN is dedicated to servicing our residents in a way that allows them to maintain their dignity, independence and we believe in integration and equal opportunity. We are committed to meeting the needs of people with disabilities in a timely manner, and will do so by preventing and removing barriers to accessibility and meeting the accessibility requirements and standards in accordance with Ontario’s Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA).
The ESC LHIN makes reasonable efforts to ensure that its policies, procedures, and practices, pertaining to the provision of goods and services to the public and other third parties, align with the following guiding principles:
- Goods and services are provided in a manner that respects the dignity and independence of persons with disabilities
- Integration of the provision of goods or services to persons with disabilities and others unless an alternate measure is necessary, whether temporarily or on a permanent basis, to enable a person with a disability to obtain, use or benefit from the goods or services
- Giving persons with disabilities an opportunity equal to that given to others to obtain, to use, and to benefit from the goods or services
The ESC LHIN supports an accessible Ontario, promoting the independence and integration of individuals with disabilities. Individuals working on behalf of the ESC LHIN are to communicate in a manner that takes into account the person’s disability and to ensure that the individual understands both the content and intent of the communication.