Ontario code changes boost accessibility for people with disabilities

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New codes require Ontario homes to include visual smoke alarms for the hearing impaired.

January 19, 2015

The new amended Ontario building code includes several provisions that improve accessibility for those with disabilities. Although most of the new accessibility code changes do not apply to single family houses, one requirement to add a visual component to smoke alarms for the assistance of the hearing impaired does pertain to this market.
 
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