|Multi-Year Accessibility Plan: Policies and Practices|
This 2017-2021 accessibility plan outlines the policies and actions that eBay Canada Ltd. and Kijiji Canada Ltd. (collectively referred to as “eBay Canada”) will put in place to improve opportunities for people with disabilities.
Statement of Commitment
eBay Canada is committed to treating all people in a way that allows them to maintain their dignity and independence. We believe in integration and equal opportunity. We are committed to meeting the needs of people with disabilities in a timely manner, and will do so by preventing and removing barriers to accessibility and meeting accessibility requirements under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (“AODA”).
Accessible Emergency Information
eBay Canada is committed to providing our customers and clients with publicly available emergency information in an accessible way upon request. We will also provide employees with disabilities with individualized emergency response information when necessary.
eBay Canada will provide training to employees, volunteers and other staff members on Ontario’s accessibility laws and on the Ontario Human Rights Code as it relates to people with disabilities, consistent with the AODA. Training will be provided in a way that best suits the duties of employees, volunteers and other staff members.
eBay Canada will take the following steps to ensure employees are provided with the training needed to meet Ontario’s accessibility laws by December 31, 2017:
- Train employees on AODA Customer Service Standards and the Ontario Human Rights Code as it relates to people with disabilities.
- Train managers, human resources, benefits coordinators and those who are involved in the development of eBay Canada’s policies on AODA Integrated Accessibility Standards Regulations and the Ontario Human Rights Code as it relates to people with disabilities.
- Provide staff with information pertaining to the AODA and eBay Canada’s policies related to serving people with disabilities.
Should eBay Canada employ kiosks after December 31, 2017, we will take steps to ensure employees consider the needs of people with disabilities when designing, procuring or acquiring self-service kiosks.
Information and Communications
eBay Canada is committed to meeting the communication needs of people with disabilities. We will consult with people with disabilities to determine their information and communication needs, and to ensure that everyone who wants to use our services can do so and have a positive experience. We have done this in various ways, including:
- Providing online verification via CAPTCHA (Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computer and Humans Apart) in both audible and visual formats on our websites.
- Making links on our website descriptive and providing alternative text to help people using assistive technology such as screen reader software.
- Considering accessibility when we design features or pages on our websites.
- Increasing the contrast between fonts and backgrounds to make pages on our website easier to read.
- Making our website easier to navigate without using a mouse.
eBay Canada is in the process of updating its websites and content on those websites to conform with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 Level A and Level AA by January 1, 2021.
We regularly monitor and test the accessibility of our websites, and are currently working on improvements to ensure they are accessible to all users. eBay Canada will continue to:
- Ensure all publicly available information is made accessible upon request.
- Provide accessibility tips online and upon request.
- Employ feedback processes that are accessible to people with disabilities upon request, and invite feedback about our site accessibility and how we can improve.
- Improve and enhance the eBay Canada websites to achieve compliance with the WCAG 2.0, Level AA by January 1, 2021, subject to exclusions set out in the IASR.
eBay Canada is committed to fair and accessible employment practices. We will take steps to notify the public and staff that, when requested, eBay Canada will accommodate people with disabilities during the recruitment and assessment processes and when people are hired.
eBay Canada has published our commitment on our applicable websites about the availability of accessible formats and communication supports, and upon request, will provide or arrange for the provision of accessible formats in a timely manner.
We will take the following steps to notify the public and staff that, when requested, eBay Canada will accommodate people with disabilities during the recruitment and assessment processes and when people are hired:
- Continue to provide Careers pages and application processes that specify the availability of accommodations for applicants with disabilities during the recruitment and assessment process.
- Continue to provide the eBay Contact Us features, including online Live Chat, to provide support and accommodation upon request to applicants with disabilities.
- Upon request, consult with the applicant and arrange for suitable accommodation to enable them to perform all the essential duties of the position.
- Notify the successful applicant, when making offers of employment, of its policies for accommodating employees with disabilities.
eBay Canada has developed and will take the following steps to implement a process for developing individual accommodation plans and return-to-work policies for employees who have been absent due to a disability:
- Inform employees of the availability of accommodation and return to work processes and how to access them.
- Train key stakeholders in the return to work and accommodation processes to work collaboratively to develop individualized plans that consider disability.
- Employ return to work and accommodation processes that consider disability, and continue to develop, monitor and improve processes where possible.
We will take the following steps to ensure the accessibility needs of employees with disabilities are considered during eBay Canada’s performance management, career development, advancement and redeployment processes:
- Ensure our documentation, policies and procedures related to performance management, career development and redeployment inform employees with disabilities of the availability of accommodation.
- Consider accessibility when making changes to our performance management, career development and redeployment processes.
- Consider accessibility and accommodation during the performance management, career development and redeployment of employees with disabilities.
eBay Canada will take the following steps to prevent and remove other accessibility barriers identified:
- Ensure Emergency Response Plan reviews incorporate accessibility considerations, including individualized emergency response plans for employees with disabilities.
- Ensure accessibility is a consideration in the development or improvement of future policies, procedures and practices in our Ontario, Canada locations.
For more information
For more information on this accessibility plan, please contact customer service.
Accessible formats of this document are available free upon request.
November 17th, 2020