The Deposit Insurance Corporation of Ontario (DICO) supports the full inclusion of persons with disabilities as set out in the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, Ontario Human Rights Code, the Ontarians with Disabilities Act (ODA), 2001 and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), 2005.
To fulfill its commitment to creating a more accessible organization by helping to remove barriers for people with disabilities, DICO has joined a group of global brands in a coalition led by MarketAbility, a company that helps organizations and brands reach, serve and empower people with disabilities. Through the MarketAbility Coalition, DICO offers MarketAbility’s proprietary assistive technology application, eSSENTIAL Accessibility™, on its website, giving people with physical disabilities easier access to the information they need.
eSSENTIAL Accessibility provides a suite of keyboard and mouse replacement solutions, among other tools, designed to help people with physical, learning and age-related disabilities get online. The app is free to the end user and can be downloaded by clicking the blue wheelchair and keyboard symbol below or on the homepage of DICO's web site.
eSSENTIAL Accessibility tools can be used by anyone with dexterity challenges or reading difficulties arising from a variety of conditions, including:
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Please note that users have the option of changing the language to French upon accessing eSSENTIAL Accessibility™ website.