Hospitals have started to look at ways to make their services and workplaces more inclusive by implementing
policy and practice changes around how it deals with people with disabilities. Hospitals recognize that people
with disabilities have skills, abilities and experience that can add value in their workplace. Hospitals may have to provide workplace accommodation for some employees. All people have the right to full access to Healthcare
The Integrated Accessibility Standards Regulation (IASR which came into effect on July 1, 2011 has a number of
requirements that hospitals must phase into regular business processes by 2021. The IASR combines the
Transportation Standard, the Employment Standard and the Information and Communications Standard. Part II of the IASR, the Information and Communications Standard has requirements that hospitals must comply with
by January 1, 2012.