Date Time Speaker Room
Friday, February 03, 201212:10 PM - 1:00 PM
Alfred Spencer, Director


About 1.85 million people in Ontario have a disability. Over the next 20 years as the population ages, the number will rise to one in five Ontarians. The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act was passed in June 2005 with the goal of making Ontario accessible by 2025.

Come find out what an accessible Ontario means to organizations, businesses and all Ontarians and receive an update on the newest standards under the Act.


  • An update on the Integrated Accessibility Standards Regulation (IASR) Information and Communications, Transportation and Employment,
  • Learn the progress of the final standard, the Built Environment.
  • Gain a better understanding of how “investing in accessibility” makes sense for everyone.


Alfred Spencer, Director, Outreach and Compliance Branch,  Accessibility Directorate of Ontario. Alf Spencer has been Director of the Outreach and Compliance Branch with the Accessibility Directorate of Ontario since 2008, responsible for developing programs and resources to support accessibility standards as Ontario moves towards becoming a fully accessible province by 2025. As Director, Alf is responsible for public education and partnerships as well as developing the compliance framework for the tens of thousands of obligated organizations that must comply with the standards. 

Alf is now focusing on the task of reaching out to 360,000 private sector businesses with the accessibility message by January 2012.