This 2014- accessibility plan outlines the policies and actions that Pharma Medica Research Inc (PMRI) will put in place to improve opportunities for people with disabilities.
PMRI is committed to treating all people in a way that allows them to maintain their dignity and independence. 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 accessibility requirements under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act.
PMRI will provide training to employees on Ontario’s accessibility laws and on the Human Rights Code as it relates to people with disabilities. Training will be provided in a way that best suits the duties of the employees.
In addition to the training offered through the eSOP program, in 2015, PMRI assigned to each current employee a training module within the eTraining program. New employees were provided with this training along with other new employee orientation training at the start of employment.
New training will be provided when accessibility policies change. This might be through revised SOPs or through a revised eTraining module, depending upon the degree of the change. This may also be provided through video training for those dealing with the public and how to accommodate visitors, whether in the recruitment process or for those conducting services (contractors, etc.) for PMRI.
PMRI is committed to meeting the communication needs of people with disabilities. We will ensure that all new websites and new content on those sites conforms with WCAG 2.0, Level A. By 2021, PMRI websites and content will conform with WCAG 2.0, Level AA.
PMRI is committed to fair and accessible employment practices. By January 2016, we took the following steps to notify the public and staff that, when requested, PMRI will accommodate people with disabilities during the recruitment and assessment processes and when people are hired:
In the event of a planned or unexpected disruption to services or facilities for persons with disabilities [e.g.: elevators, automatic doors, etc.) PMRI will notify customers and employees promptly. This clearly posted notice will include information about the reason for the disruption, its anticipated length of time, and a description of alternative facilities or services, if available. The notice will be placed at the site of the disrupted equipment or service (e.g.: elevator doors).
Should you have any comments, questions or complaints with respect to PMRI's accessibility plan, please contact our HR Department at:
Pharma Medica Research Inc.
6100 Belgrave Rd