AODA – Statement of Commitment to Accessibility

Overview

Niigon Machines is committed to providing a barrier-free environment for all stakeholders including our clients/customers, employees, job applicants, suppliers, visitors, and any other individual who enters our premises or accesses our information. As an organization, we respect and uphold the requirements set forth under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (2005), Customer Service Standard, and the Integrated Accessibility Standards Regulation for Information and Communications, Employment, and Transportation, and eventually, for the Built Environment.

Niigon Machines has made a commitment to be accessible for everyone who uses our services and accepts the responsibility for ensuring a safe, dignified, and welcoming environment for everyone. We are committed to ensuring our organization’s compliance with accessibility legislation by incorporating policies, procedures, equipment requirements, training for employees, and best practices. We will review these policies and practices annually, as organizational changes occur, or in anticipation of compliance deadlines.

Providing an accessible and barrier-free environment is a shared effort, and as an organization, Niigon Machines is committed to working with the necessary parties to make accessibility for all a reality. For more detailed information on our accessibility policies, plans, and training programs, please contact the Human Resources department.

Requirements

Accessibility Policy & Commitment Statement

This policy is posted on our website in an accessible format. Upon request, Niigon will provide a copy of this document in an alternative accessible format.

Multi-Year Accessibility Plan

Niigon has developed and will maintain a Multi-Year Accessibility Plan that sets out Niigon's strategy for preventing and removing accessibility barriers from our workplaces and meet its requirements of the IASR. The plan will be reviewed and updated at least once every five years.
The Multi-Year Accessibility Plan is posted on Niigon Machines' website in an accessible format. Upon request, Niigon will provide a copy of the plan in an alternative accessible format.

Training

Niigon will provide training to all of its employees, volunteers, persons who participate in developing the organization’s policies, on the accessibility standards referred to in the IASR and on the requirements of the Code as it pertains to persons with disabilities. Training will also be included as part of orientation for all new hires. The training provided will take into consideration and be appropriate to the duties of those receiving the training.

Records of the training provided will be maintained and will include: (i) the dates on which training was provided and (ii) the number of individuals to whom training is provided.

Information and Communications Support

Niigon will continue to ensure that its processes for receiving and responding to feedback are accessible to persons with disabilities by providing, or arranging for the provision of, accessible formats and communication supports upon request.

Upon request, Niigon will provide or arrange for the provision of accessible formats and communication supports for persons with disabilities in a timely manner that takes into account each person’s accessibility needs due to disability and (if applicable) at a cost that is no more than the regular cost charged to other persons.

Accessible websites and web content: Niigon will ensure that its websites, including web content on such site, conforms to the World Wide Web Consortium Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 at Level AA, except where meeting the requirement(s) is not practicable.

Employment

Niigon is proud to have a diverse workforce, with a safe, inclusive and accessible work environment. The Company’s policies and practices are intended to foster diversity, inclusiveness and accessibility in the Company, while ensuring that the workplace is free from discrimination and harassment.

Recruitment: In our recruitment processes, Niigon will advise employees and the public about the availability of accommodation for applicants with disabilities.

Recruitment, Assessment or Selection Process: Niigon will notify job applicants, when they are individually selected to participate further in an assessment or selection process, that accommodations are available upon request in relation to the materials or processes to be used. If a selected job applicant requests accommodation relating to their participation in the hiring process, Niigon will consult with the individual and provide or arrange for the provision of suitable accommodation that takes into account the applicant’s disability-related needs.

Notice to Successful Applicants: When making offers of employment, Niigon will notify successful applicants of our policies for accommodating employees with disabilities.

Workplace Emergency Response Information: Niigon will provide individualized workplace emergency response information to employees with disabilities where the disability is such that individualized information is necessary and Niigon is aware of the need for accommodation.

Where an employee who receives individualized workplace emergency response information requires assistance, Niigon will designate a person to provide assistance and, with the employee’s consent, Niigon will provide the workplace emergency response information to such person.

Niigon will review individualized workplace emergency response information, at minimum, whenever:

  • the employee moves to a different location within the company;
  • the employee’s overall accommodation needs or plans are reviewed; or
  • Niigon reviews its general emergency response policies.

Niigon will develop and maintain a written process for the development of documented individual accommodation plans for employees with disabilities. If requested, information regarding accessible formats and communication supports provided will also be included in individual accommodation plans. Additionally, the plans will include individualized workplace emergency response information (where required and in accordance with the Workplace Emergency Response Information Standard). Plans will also identify any other accommodation that is to be provided.

Return to Work Process: Niigon will develop and maintain a documented return to work process for its employees who have been absent from work due to a disability and who require disability-related accommodations in order to return to work. The return to work process will outline the steps that Niigon will take to facilitate the return to work and will include documented individual accommodation plans.

We encourage any individual interested in providing feedback to do so by any of the following means:

  • In person at Niigon Machines, 372 New Enterprise Way, Vaughan, Ontario.
  • By telephone at +1 (905) 265-0277.
  • By email to HR [at] niigonmachines.com