Accessible Customer Service Plan

Accessible Customer Service Plan

Providing Goods and Services to People with Disabilities

Sharpe Farm Supplies Ltd. is committed to excellence in serving all customers including people with disabilities.

Assistive devices

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

Communication

We will 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.

Notice of temporary disruption

In the event of a planned or unexpected disruption to services or facilities for customers with disabilities in the stores, Sharpe Farm Supplies Ltd. 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 placed at the entrance to the store(s).

Training for staff

Sharpe Farm Supplies Ltd. will provide training to employees, volunteers and others who deal with the public or other third parties on their behalf. Individuals in the following positions will be trained:

Store Associates, Managers, Sales Representatives

This training will be provided to staff within 60 days of start date.

Training will include:

  • An overview of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 and the requirements of the customer service standard
  • Sharpe Farm Supplies Ltd.’s accessible customer service plan.
  • 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 various equipment and devices 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 Sharpe Farm Supplies Ltd. goods and services

Staff will also be trained when changes are made to your accessible customer service plan.

Feedback process

Customers who wish to provide feedback on the way Sharpe Farm Supplies Ltd. provides goods and services to people with disabilities can so verbally or email. All feedback will be directed to Jane Garrod-Tivendale. Customers can expect to hear back within5 business days. Complaints will be addressed according to our organization’s regular complaint management procedures.

 

Modifications to this or other policies

Any policy of Sharpe Farm Supplies Ltd. that does not respect and promote the dignity and independence of people with disabilities will be modified or removed.

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