Organization Accessibility Leadership - AWARE

Organization Accessibility Leadership - AWARE

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The holder of this badge has demonstrated awareness and initial commitment to address issues of accessibility related to Area 1: Attitudes, Values and Leadership. Something tangible has started within the organization regarding accessibility. Initiatives are encouraged. Any organization embracing inclusive practices in regards to Persons With Disabilities can earn this badge.

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An organization must meet the following criteria in order to qualify for this badge, based on completing a self-assessment questionnaire:

  • Attitude towards PWDs: We want to be more welcoming to people with disabilities.

  • Equal employment opportunity for PWDs: We have limited opportunities for people with disabilities, but we welcome PWDs and need help to better understand how to improve accessibility.

  • Accessibility policy: We do not have any regularly practiced accessibility policies or procedures for our products or services but we are planning to implement them.

  • Accessibility goals: We do not have accessibility goals but respond to remove accessibility barriers when we are made aware of them.

  • Budget for accessibility goals: We consider funding accessibility needs when they are brought to our attention.

  • Feedback processes on accessibility: We accept customer feedback but do not have an internal accessibility review system.

  • Promoting a culture of accessibility: We support the right of people with disabilities to have equal access goods and services.


Organization Accessibility - Attitudes, Values and Leadership

This self-assessment tool is designed to help you develop a plan for becoming more accessible and be recognized for being an accessible organization.

Please read the following statements and consider which response best describes your organization. Please select the response that best describes your current approach.

You are not required to include proof in your application but, as part of our auditing practices, you may be asked to provide evidence for one or more of your responses.

Documentation that you provide can be attached to your badge for others to view. Please let us know if you would like to make your documentation publicly available.



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