The University of Toronto is committed to providing assistance in emergencies to persons navigating disability-related barriers for an on-going or temporary disability. For more information regarding the supports available during emergencies, please contact Accessibility Services at your campus.
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Evacuation for Individuals with Disabilities
Under accessibility laws in the Province of Ontario, employers must work with their employees with disabilities to ensure they have access to individualized workplace emergency response information.
This information must be reviewed if and when:
- The individual moves offices;
- The individual’s overall accommodation changes; and/or
- There is an update to general emergency response information.
The employer also has an obligation to provide public safety information in an accessible format or with communication supports upon request.
If you are a person with a disability, you can discuss your individualized emergency response information with your manager or your human resource representative.