Sauble Golf & Country Club Ltd.
2018-2022 Accessibility Plan
To Constantly Improve the Way
We Provide Goods, Services and
Facilities to People with Disabilities.
Sauble Golf & Country Club Ltd.
understands that obligations
under the Accessibility for
Ontarians with Disabilities
Act, 2005 (AODA) and its
accessibility standards do
not substitute or limit its
obligations under the Ontario Human Rights Code or obligations to people with disabilities under any other law.
Sauble Golf & Country Club Ltd. is committed to meeting its current and ongoing obligations under the Ontario Human Rights Code respecting non-discrimination. Sauble Golf & Country Club Ltd. is committed to complying with both the Ontario Human Rights Code and the AODA. We are committed to excellence in serving all customers including people with disabilities. Our accessible customer service policies are consistent with the principles of independence, dignity, integration and equality of opportunity for people with disabilities.
People with disabilities may use their personal assistive devices when accessing our goods, services or facilities.
In cases where the assistive device presents a significant and unavoidable health or safety concern or may not be permitted for other reasons, other measures will be used to ensure the person with a disability can access our goods, services or facilities.
We will ensure that our staff are trained and familiar with various assistive devices we have on site or that we provide that may be used by customers with disabilities while accessing our goods, services or facilities.
We will communicate with people with disabilities in ways that take into account their disability. We will work with the person with a disability to determine what method of communication works for them.
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. When we cannot easily identify that an animal is a service animal, our staff may ask a person to confirm that it is indeed a service animal.
A service animal can usually be easily identified through visual indicators, such as when it wears a harness or a vest, or when it helps the person perform certain tasks.
Service animals are prohibited from the following areas:
In The Kitchen
Behind The Bar
* Safe Food Handling: Grey Bruce Public Health Unit Guidelines
A person with a disability who is accompanied by a support person will be allowed to have that person accompany them anywhere on our premises. Support Persons will not be charged green fees or power cart usage fees. We will notify customers of this by posting a notice in the following location(s): Pro Shop, saublegolf.com website and in the Club House
In certain cases, Sauble Golf & Country Club Ltd. might require a person with a disability to be accompanied by a support person for the health or safety reasons of:
• the person with a disability
• others on the premises
Before making a decision, Sauble Golf & Country Club Ltd. will: a)consult with the person with a disability to understand their needs b)consider health or safety reasons based on available evidence c)determine if there is no other reasonable way to protect the health or safety of the person or others on the premises. d) If Sauble Golf & Country Club Ltd. determines that a support person is required, we will waive the green fee and for the support person
Notice of Temporary Disruption
In the event of a planned or unexpected disruption to services or facilities for customers with disabilities Sauble Golf & Country Club 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.
Wheel Chair Ramps
Accessible Portable Washroom Facilities
The notice will be made publicly available in the following ways: Posted on the website, in the Pro Shop and in the Club House.
Sauble Golf & Country Club Ltd. will provide accessible customer service training to:
• all employees and volunteers
• anyone involved in developing our policies
• anyone who provides goods, services or facilities to customers on our behalf.
Staff will be trained on accessible customer service within 2 weeks after being hired.
Training Will Include:
• purpose of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 and the requirements of the customer service standard
• Sauble Golf & Country Club Ltd. policies related to the customer service standard
• 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 equipment or devices available on-site or otherwise that may help with providing goods, services or facilities to people with disabilities. These include:
power carts, wheel chair ramps and Accessible Washrooms.
• what to do if a person with a disability is having difficulty in accessing Sauble Golf & Country Club Ltd’s goods, services or facilities
Staff will also be trained when changes are made to our accessible customer service policies.
Sauble Golf & Country Club Ltd. welcomes feedback on how we provide accessible customer service. Customer feedback will help us identify barriers and respond to concerns.
Customers can provide feedback in the following ways:
In person 678 Bruce Road 8, South Bruce Peninsula, ON
Via telephone 519-422-1052 or Toll Free 1-877-4-Sauble
Via mail 678 Bruce Road 8, PO Box 219, Hepworth, ON
By proxy Call 519-422-1052 to request meeting time
Customers may also relaying feedback to staff or a support person and ask them to relay it to the Owners. All feedback, including complaints, will be handled in the following manner:
1. Feedback will be directed to the Owner
2. Customers can expect to hear back within 14 days
3. Sauble Golf & Country Club Ltd. will make sure our feedback process is accessible to people with disabilities by providing or arranging for accessible formats and communication supports, upon request.
Notice of Availability of Documents
Sauble Golf & Country Club Ltd. will notify the public that documents related to accessible customer service, are available upon request by posting a notice in the following locations:
The Sauble Golf Club House
The Sauble Golf Pro Shop
Sauble Golf & Country Club Ltd. will provide this document in an accessible format or with communication support, on request. We will consult with the person making the request to determine the suitability of the format or communication support. We will provide the accessible format in a timely manner and, at no additional cost.
Modifications to This or Other Policies
Any policies of Sauble Golf & Country Club Ltd. that do not respect and promote the principles of dignity, independence, integration and equal opportunity for people with disabilities will be modified or removed.
2018-2022 Accessibility: Future Plans
It is the desire of the Owners of Sauble Golf & Country Club Ltd. to provide the highest level of customers service to all people, with and without disabilities. To further accommodate the needs of our customers, Sauble Golf & Country Club Ltd is developing the following services:
By December 2019
Braile Menu for Bogey's Pub & Eatery
Audio/Visual Tour of Sauble Golf & Country Club course
A Text-to-Speech Widget for our website
By December 2020
Audio Visual Version of all documentation
One Wheel Chair Accessible Golf Cart
By December 2022
Accessible Washrooms in Club House
One GPS Guided Golf Cart