Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (AODA)
In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (AODA), this policy outlines Bullfrog Power Inc.’s (Bullfrog) procedures to provide services to persons with disabilities and addresses assistive devices, service animals, support persons, proper communication, and training of Bullfrog’s employees.
Bullfrog is committed to excellence in serving all customers including persons with disabilities. The purpose of this policy is to ensure that Bullfrog provides goods and services to persons with disabilities in a manner that is consistent with the principles of dignity, independence, integration, and equal opportunity.
This customer service policy strives to ensure that accessibility for persons with disabilities will be part of Bullfrog’s everyday service delivery and that our services are accessible to all. Any Bullfrog policies that address accessibility for persons with disabilities will reflect Bullfrog’s commitment to providing accessible services.
Providing goods and services to people with disabilities
Bullfrog is committed to excellence in serving all customers including people with disabilities and we will carry out our functions and responsibilities in the following areas:
Bullfrog will provide its services and communicate with members of the public to whom it provides services in a manner that takes into account a person’s disability. If a Bullfrog employee receives a request from a person with a disability for the provision of communications in an accessible format, the employee should make all reasonable efforts to accommodate the request. Should the employee not be able to accommodate the request, the issue must be brought to the attention of the employee’s manager.
To facilitate accessible interaction with Bullfrog, a person with a disability may use their own assistive device to the extent permitted by law for the purposes of obtaining, using, and benefiting from Bullfrog’s services. It is the responsibility of the person with a disability to ensure that his or her assistive device is operated in a safe and controlled manner at all times. Bullfrog will ensure that employees are properly trained and familiar with assistive devices that may be used by persons with disabilities while accessing our services.
Bullfrog welcomes persons with disabilities who are accompanied by a service animal on the part of its premises that is open to the public and other third parties, to the extent permitted by law. Bullfrog will also ensure that all employees and others who deal with the public are properly trained in how to interact with persons with disabilities who are accompanied by a service animal.
A person with a disability who is accompanied by a support person will be allowed to have that person accompany them on our premises.
Notice of temporary disruption
Bullfrog will provide customers with notice on our website in the event of a planned or unexpected disruption in the facilities or services usually used by people with disabilities. This notice will include information about the reason for the disruption, its anticipated duration, and a description of alternative facilities or services, if available.
Training for staff
Bullfrog will provide training to all employees and others who deal with the public or other third parties on their behalf, and all those who are involved in the development and approvals of customer service policies, practices, and procedures.
This training will be provided as part of the new hire orientation for all new employees in positions interacting with the public.
Training will include the following:
- The purpose of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 and the requirements of the customer service standard
- Bullfrog’s policies, practices, and procedures relating to the customer service standard
- How to interact and communicate with people with various types of disabilities
- How to interact with people with disabilities who use an assistive device or require the assistance of a service animal or a support person
- What to do if a person with a disability is having difficulty in accessing Bullfrog’s services
Employees will also be trained on an ongoing basis when changes are made to these policies, practices, and procedures.
Where third parties are engaged to perform services in Ontario on behalf of Bullfrog, Bullfrog may require that the third parties provide acknowledgement that their employees, agents, and volunteers receive any applicable training required by the AODA.
The ultimate goal of Bullfrog is to meet and surpass customer expectations while serving customers with disabilities. Comments on our services regarding how well those expectations are being met are welcome and appreciated.
Feedback regarding the way Bullfrog provides goods and services to people with disabilities can be made by email to email@example.com.
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