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Accessibility Consulting

Eliminating barriers and elevating inclusion for all.

Why prioritizing accessibility helps drive your organization’s success

In today's world, prioritizing accessibility is not just a legal requirement or social responsibility; it's a strategic advantage that can transform your organization.

Persons with disabilities represent the largest equity-seeking group in the world and make up nearly 22 percent of the Canadian population. With disability affecting almost every person during their lifetime, the need to embrace accessibility is undeniable and critical to your organization’s success and reputation.

BDO's Accessibility Consulting team brings an unparalleled depth of knowledge and decades of combined experience to the table. We help design and implement comprehensive accessibility programs for businesses of all sizes across all industries.

Input from persons with disabilities—your employees, customers, and other stakeholders—are essential to your organization's accessibility journey. Our team can connect with them on a deeper level because of our own lived experience of disability, garnering valued insights to set you on the right path to zero barriers by 2040.

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

Our team helps you go beyond legislative compliance, treating accessibility as invaluable and necessary for all organizations. We do this by conducting assessments, advising on governance models and change management processes, as well as researching and designing custom tools and standards-based solutions for various areas of your organization.

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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

Featured insights and offerings for Accessibility Consulting services

Resources to support your business

Mapping Our Cities for All

In one of the most extensive accessibility research initiatives spanning Vancouver, Calgary, and Ottawa, the Mapping Our Cities for All (MOCA) comprehensive study exposed a striking truth—60% of public spaces demand enhancements for true accessibility. Collaborating with AccessNow, the University of Calgary, and Spinal Cord Injury Canada, BDO delved into the accessibility landscape, assessing the current status by covering 14,000 locations with 126,000 data points.

Discover key findings and be part of the movement for a more accessible Canada.

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Barriers to accessible employment

Despite continuous efforts to promote equitable and accessible employment, there remains a persistent gap. Explore the top 10 barriers to accessible employment in Canada.

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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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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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Do you need to develop an IT strategy that better aligns with your business objectives and supports future goals? We can help assess your existing infrastructure, find opportunities for enhancement, and produce a plan to meet future technology demands.

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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