Why Accessibility in Tech Matters for Senior Living Residences

We recognize the challenges that people with physical limitations and disabilities face. In order to embrace a more diverse and inclusive world, change needs to start with us. 

Businesses have made great progress accommodating those with disabilities notably with the passing of Bill 118 – or AODA – just last year. So what is AODA? AODA stands for Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act – it’s a piece of Ontarian legislation that requires all businesses and non-profits with 20 or more employees to follow accessibility standards in their workplace.

At Gryd, we put accessibility at the forefront of our operations. In conjunction with our 3D Matterport tours, we offer a unique solution to make your media AODA compliant and accessible. Using an embedded player, we provide additional pieces of media to enhance your tour, such as video-guided walk-throughs, full transcripts, and descriptive audio.

Affirming our commitment to removing barriers, Gryd recently collaborated with Sienna Senior Living to integrate accessibility features into their retirement home virtual tours for the launch of their new Aspira website.

Finding a suitable retirement home for a loved one is not the easiest task. The obstacle most families with seniors face is the physical barrier of limited mobility with their elderly age. 

Especially coming out of the pandemic, seniors can benefit the most from AODA & virtual tours as they are able to explore the property and learn about its benefits from the comfort of their home. This not only makes the process more efficient, but also takes away the physical stress of finding the perfect home.

It is vital to ensure that your media assets are AODA compliant and protected in accordance with Bill 118. As the leading provider of Matterport 3D tours and the only provider in Canada offering 3D tours which are compliant with Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG), we’re ready to take on any project to support your business.

Next Steps

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