Accessibility

Providing Goods and Services to People with Disabilities, A.H. Horn and Associates Limited is committed to excellence in serving all customers including people with disabilities.

Assistive devices

We ensure our staff are trained and familiar with various assistive devices we have on site or that we provide that may be used by customers with disabilities while accessing our goods or services.

Communication

We communicate with people with disabilities in ways that take into account their disability.

Service animals

We welcome people with disabilities and their service animals. Service animals are allowed on the parts of our premises that are open to the public. 

Support persons

A person with a disability who is accompanied by a support person will be allowed to have that person accompany them on our premises. Fees will not be charged for support persons.

We will notify customers of this by posting a notice on our website.

Notice of temporary disruption 

In the event of a planned or unexpected disruption to services or facilities for customers with disabilities within the office, A.H. Horn and Associates Limited will notify customers promptly. This clearly posted notice will include information about the reason for the disruption, its anticipated length of time, and a description of alternative facilities or services, if available.

The notice will be made publicly available at the following locations:

  • On the front door of our office
  • Office bulletin board
  • Correspondence through emails and meeting invitations

Training

A.H. Horn and Associates Limited provides accessible customer service training to employees, volunteers and others who deal with the public or other third parties on our behalf. Training is also provided to people involved in the development of policies, plans, practices and procedures related to the provision of our goods and services.

Individuals in the following positions are trained:

Bookkeeper

Client Relations Coordinator

Director, Client Solutions

Director, Design & Measurement

Director, Marketing & Digital Media

Learning & Project Specialist

Manager of Project Services

Office Manager

President

Production Manager

Project Coordinator

Senior Graphic Designer & Brand Developer

Senior Learning Consultant

Senior Vice President, Blended Learning Solutions

Senior Vice President, Client Relations

Senior Vice President, Facilitation

Senior Vice President, Finance & Administration

Senior Vice President, Organizational Excellence Solutions

Senior Vice President, Sales & Marketing

Vice President, Facilitation

Staff are trained on Accessible Customer Service within five business days after their start date.

Training includes:

  • An overview of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 and the requirements of the customer service standard
  • The plan of A.H. Horn and Associates Limited related to the customer service standard
  • How to interact and communicate with people with various types of disabilities
  • How to interact with people with disabilities who use an assistive device or require the assistance of a service animal or a support person
  • How to use the equipment or devices available on-site that may help with providing goods or services to people with disabilities
  • What to do if a person with a disability is having difficulty in accessing A.H. Horn and Associates Limited goods and services

Staff are also trained when changes are made to our accessible customer service plan.

Feedback process

Customers who wish to provide feedback on the way A.H. Horn and Associates Limited provides goods and services to people with disabilities can provide feedback in the following way(s): 

Phone: (905) 761-8000

Email: learn@horn.com

Address: 1600 Steeles Avenue West, Suite 412, Concord, ON L4K 4M2

All feedback, including complaints, will be handled in the following manner:

  • Forwarded to the Office Manager
  • Discussed with Senior Vice President of Finance and Administration
  • Address appropriate employee(s) or issue within the office
  • Response to sender outlining solution

Customers can expect to hear back in five business days.

Notice of availability

A.H. Horn and Associates Limited will notify the public that our documents related to accessible customer service, are available upon request by posting a notice in the following location(s):

  • Office bulletin board
  • Website: horn.com

Modifications to this or other policies

Any policy, practice or procedure of A.H. Horn and Associates Limited that does not respect and promote the principles of dignity, independence, integration and equal opportunity for people with disabilities will be modified or removed.