In October 2007, in response to recent developments and ongoing concerns in the area of transit accessibility, the Commission began an inquiry into whether transit providers across the province announce transit stops. [...] Through this initiative, the Commission hoped to improve awareness in the transit sector of the importance of announcing all stops for the purposes of inclusion and accessibility, and to secure commitments toward quickly developing and implementing stop announcement plans. [...] The Commission has heard from the community about a range of persistent barriers, and has addressed transit accessibility issues through a number of initiatives, publications and human rights complaints.1 The Commission’s 2002 consultation report, Human Rights and Public 1 For example, in July, 1999, the Commission undertook a survey of Ontario’s public transit providers. [...] The Commission notes that the AODA and the Code share significant common purpose, and that failing to harmonize the standards with the Code leads to confusion, frustration and a greater likelihood of human rights violations and complaints. [...] The Commission decided that, given these recent developments and the conflicts between the proposed standards and current interpretations of the Code, including Commission policy and the Lepofsky decision, it was important to communicate with transit providers to clarify their responsibilities and help them to prevent complaints.
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