The enactment of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) in 2005 fundamentally changed the approach to accessibility for people with disabilities by establishing accessibility standards that all organizations and businesses that operate in Ontario must adhere to. In this regard, organizations and businesses that provide goods and services in Ontario would be obligated to continually identify, remove and prevent barriers so that people with disabilities have more opportunities to participate in everyday life.
In 2008, the Accessibility Standards for Customer Service (CSS) became law. In 2011, the Integrated Accessibility Standards Regulation (IASR) harmonized the Information and Communications, Employment and Transportation standards. The IASR requirements are to be phased in from 2011 to 2021, with specific compliance deadlines for various sections the regulation.
In accordance with the Integrated Accessibility Standards Regulation (IASR), Horizon Plastics International has created a multi-year accessibility plan which outlines the strategy that will be taken to remove and prevent barriers under this regulation. At the end of each year Horizon Plastics International will revisit the plan to update the progress in meeting the various requirements of this regulation as stipulated in the multiyear plan.