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Accessibility Consulting

Eliminating barriers and elevating inclusion for all.

The importance of accessibility

Persons with disabilities (PwD) are the largest equity-seeking group in Canada and in the world. Nearly 22 percent of Canadians identify as having a disability, and almost every person experiences disability in their lifetime. Organizations that take accessibility for PwD seriously and respond to the needs of this important demographic have the potential to reap significant financial and reputational advantages.

The BDO Accessibility Consulting team has in-depth knowledge of the accessibility landscape. Led by Max Brault, who helped guide the federal government toward enacting the Accessible Canada Act, we possess unparalleled experience and expertise.

We understand the importance of consulting with and including PwD in the accessibility process. We have lived experience of disability, which allows us to connect with employees and clients, recognize barriers to accessibility, help organizations navigate requirements, and reach new levels of disability confidence.

Based on where you are on your accessibility journey, BDO offers accessibility support and solutions tailored to your organization’s needs

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  • Holistic accessibility assessments
  • Accessibility consultation facilitation
  • Accessibility plan development
  • Accessibility plan implementation
  • Accessibility benchmarking
  • Implementation of key measurements and success metrics
  • Change management support

  • IT accessibility reviews
  • WCAG, European standard compliance assessments
  • Usability testing
  • IT accessibility infrastructure and process planning

  • Accessibility integration into the employee life cycle
  • Employment system reviews focused on addressing systemic barriers for equity-seeking groups

  • Built environment assessments
  • Feedback consultation planning and facilitation

  • Procurement policy, process, and governance reviews and implementation

BDO’s accessibility assessment framework includes an in-depth analysis of:

Built environment
Information and communication technologies (ICT)
The design and delivery of programs and services
The procurement of goods, services, and facilities

BDO Accessibility Spotlight

BDO’s accessibility expert Max Brault interviews Canada’s Chief Accessibility Officer Stephanie Cadieux to speak about her experience as a change leader and her influence as a government official in the accessibility space.

Featured insights and offerings for Accessibility Consulting services

Resources to support your business

Breaking down barriers: Accessibility consulting at BDO can help build a profitable future for people with disabilities

The conversation around hiring people with differing abilities has become less about the lack of suitable jobs and more about how inclusivity offers business gains. Businesses committed to hiring people with disabilities can realize significant benefits and engaging with experienced accessibility consultants is a great place to start.

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Accessibility and your bank’s digital footprint

The Accessible Canada Act, enacted in 2019, helps to ensure a more level playing field for people of all abilities. It is more important than ever for banks and other large financial institutions to plan their compliance strategy and build a successful path forward.

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Shining an entrepreneurial spotlight on the disability community

Using data from Public Service and Procurement Canada, Statistics Canada, and the Chamber of Commerce, our infographic raises awareness about the successes and remaining gaps in the landscape of Canadian businesses owned by persons with disabilities (PwD).

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BDO partners with Canadian Accessibility Network and Canadian Council on Rehabilitation and Work

In an effort to help corporate Canada be more innovative when it comes to persons with disabilities (PwD), BDO and CCRW have signed a memorandum of understanding, forming an ongoing relationship between the two organizations.

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Our Accessibility Consulting services are in your industry

Helping governments at all levels leverage technology-based solutions and develop customized frameworks, creating better outcomes for citizens and public servants.

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Helping agribusiness navigate risks and disruptions to create strategic financial plans, growth solutions, and seamless transitions.

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Solutions to address key challenges and complex issues—including labour shortages, government regulation, and economic volatility—to help you stay competitive.

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Supporting the complex governance, risk, and compliance needs of your financial services business so you can focus on your bottom line.

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Other services you may be looking for

From navigating the difficulties to discovering noteworthy prospects—we can help. Our team can assist with identifying, attracting, and retaining the best talent, while also ensuring your workplace is inclusive and transparent. With our help, your HR team can shift their attention to essential business capabilities.

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Our Accessibility Consulting services support the stage your business is in

Growth strategies designed to match your business model, your goals, and your expectations.

Grow, expand & acquire

Adapt and respond more quickly and effectively to the changing economic, legal, consumer, and market landscape.

Adapt, prepare & respond

Modernize the way you run and manage your business to be relevant in today’s digital world.

Evolve, automate & transform

Comply with the ever-increasing complexity of accounting, tax, and regulatory reporting requirements on an ongoing basis.

Comply with regulations

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