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Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA)

The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) became law in 2005 with a goal towards an Ontario that is fully accessible to people with disabilities by the year 2025.  This law, as it applies to NDMH, mandates how we make our health care and services accessible and how we provide information and communication support to our clients with disabilities.  As an equal opportunity employer, we are prepared to provide accessibility accommodation to our disabled employees.


According to the AODA, disability is defined as . . .
  • Any   degree of physical infirmity, malformation or disfigurement that is caused by   bodily injury, birth defect or illness and, without limiting the generality   of the foregoing, includes diabetes mellitus, epilepsy, a brain injury, any   degree of paralysis, amputation, lack of physical co-ordination, blindness or   visual impediment, deafness or hearing impediment, muteness or speech   impediment, or physical reliance on a guide dog or other animal or on a   wheelchair or other remedial appliance or device,
  • A  condition of mental impairment or a developmental disability,
  • A  learning disability, or a dysfunction in one or more of the processes   involved in understanding or using symbols or spoken language,
  • A mental disorder, or
  • An injury or disability for which benefits were claimed or received under the   insurance plan established under the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act,   1997.  (Ontario Human Rights Code   10(1), 1990).

Nipigon Hospital, is committed to providing health care and services to all of our clients, including those with disabilities, in a way that respects their dignity and independence. 
  • Click HERE to view our Statement of Commitment

 When you visit the hospital you will find that there are designated handicap access parking spaces at the Main entrance.  The Main and Emergency entrances are equipped with automatic door openers as are the public washrooms in the Main foyer. 

Upon your request, you are permitted to have a support person, or service animal accompany you. 

Upon your request, we are prepared to accommodate you with information and communication support.  This includes:

  • an explanation to you in plain language
  • accessible formats ie. large font, screen reader friendly website, magnifier instructions of our printed materials
  • information read to you

In 2015, we shall continue to remain diligent in identifying, removing, and preventing the creation of new barriers.  We are committed to a quality health care and service experience for all our clients, and shall ensure that our disabled clients have the same quality health care and service experiences in a similar way as our other clients. 

 NDMH Accessibility Documentation

  • Click HERE to view our Multi Year Accessibility Plan.  It demonstrates our progress.
  • Click HERE to view our ACCESSIBLE (ak-ses-uh-buh l) HEALTH SERVICES AND CARE information.  It can be found throughout the facility and includes a way for you to evaluate our accessibility accommodations to you
  • Click HERE to provide Your Valuable Feedback
  • Click HERE to view our Patient Relations Process.   This is a process for receiving and responding to feedback about the manner in which we provide goods and services to all ouf our clients. 

Other NDMH Documentations Providing  Accommodation to Disabled Ontarians

The following documents demonstrate our commitment to equal employment opportunities and accomodation. 

  • Click HERE to view Recruitment and Selection
  • Click HERE to view Accomodation in Employment for Persons with Disabilities.  
  • Click HERE to view Training
  • Click HERE to view Returning to Work
  • Click HERE to view Exit Interview


To make a request for accessibility accommodations as outlined above,
or to learn of the exceptions and client responsibilities to our accommodations,
you can visit the Administration Office in person, email to, or phone at (807) 887-3026 ext 223.

To learn more about Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities go to



The magnifier can display objects on the screen up to sixteen times larger than actual size. Follow these instructions to choose the magnification level that you want.

  • Open Magnifier by clicking the Start button on the lower left corner of your computer, click All Programs, click Accessories, clicking Ease of Access, and then click Magnifier.  The zoom level in the Magnifier window will change right away.  Adjust the level until it's right for you.