Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2001 (ODA)
The purpose of the ODA is to improve opportunities for people with disabilities and to provide for their involvement in the identification, removal, and prevention of barriers to their full participation in life in the Province. Under the ODA, municipalities must prepare an annual accessibility plan and the Town of Marathon's is available for review in (.doc) or (.pdf) formats.
Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (AODA)
The purpose of the AODA is to ensure that people with disabilities have the same opportunity as everyone else in Ontario to obtain goods and services. Under the AODA, businesses and organizations who provide goods and services to people in Ontario will be required to meet certain accessibility standards in five (5) important areas of our lives - customer service, transportation, information and communications, built environment and employment. With the exception of customer service, the standards are in various stages of development and/or review - visit the Ministry of Community and Social Services website at http://www.mcss.gov.on.ca/en/mcss/programs/accessibility/index.aspx for more information.
Accessibility Standards for Customer Service (Ontario Regulation 429/07)
The Accessibility Standards for Customer Service came into force on January 1, 2008 and the Town as a public sector organization had to comply with the requirements by January 1, 2010.
Assistive Devices at Town Facilities
Front Row-to-Go portable FM system may be available for use when attending functions such as a Town meeting - phone Human Resources at (807)229-1340 x2234 to inquire
Portable Aquatic Lift at the Port Hole Pool
Power Assist Doors:
Power assist door openers are installed at the front doors of the Town Hall, the main doors at the Recreation Complex, and the front door at Lakeview Community Hall.
Service animals are welcome at Town facilities; however, pets are prohibited per By-Law 1598.
A wheelchair-accessible viewing platform is in place at the west end (closest to Peninsula Road) of the arena.
Help Us Identify Barriers
Sidewalks/Curb Cuts Poster