Cosmic Accesibilty PolicyACCESSIBILITY POLICY


Statement of organizational commitment

Cosmic Adventures is committed to ensuring equal access and participation for people with disabilities.  We are committed to treating people with disabilities in a way that allows them to maintain their dignity and independence.  We believe in integration and we are committed to meeting the needs of people with disabilities in a timely manner.  We will do so by removing and preventing barriers to accessibility and meeting our accessibility requirements under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and Ontario’s accessibility laws.

 

Providing goods, services or facilities to people with disabilities

Cosmic Adventures is committed to meeting its current and ongoing obligations under the Ontario Human Rights Code respecting non-discrimination.

 

Cosmic Adventures 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.

 

Cosmic Adventures is committed to complying with both the Ontario Human Rights Code and the AODA.

Cosmic Adventures is 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.

 

Assistive devices

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.

 

Communication

We will communicate with people with disabilities in ways that take into account their disability. This may include in person (either verbally or in writing), by telephone, by e-mail, by mail in writing, or in other methods that works for them.

 

We will work with the person with a disability to determine what method of communication works for them.

 

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.

When we cannot easily identify that an animal is a service animal, our staff may ask a person to provide documentation (template, letter or form) from a regulated health professional that confirms the person needs the service animal for reasons relating to their disability.

A service animal can 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.

A regulated health professional is defined as a member of one of the following colleges:

  • College of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists of Ontario
  • College of Chiropractors of Ontario
  • College of Nurses of Ontario
  • College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario
  • College of Optometrists of Ontario
  • College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario
  • College of Physiotherapists of Ontario
  • College of Psychologists of Ontario
  • College of Registered Psychotherapists and Registered Mental Health Therapists of Ontario

If service animals are prohibited by another law, we will do the following to ensure people with disabilities can access our goods, services or facilities:

  • explain why the animal is excluded
  • discuss with the customer another way of providing goods, services or facilities

 

Changes to existing policies

A person with a disability who is accompanied by a support person will be allowed to have that person accompany them on our premises. The regular admission fee for adults will be charged to the support person for admission to Cosmic Adventures’ premises.  The amount of the admission fee for adults is available on our website.

 

In certain cases, Cosmic Adventures 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, Cosmic Adventures will:
  • consult with the person with a disability to understand their needs
  • consider health or safety reasons based on available evidence
  • determine if there is no other reasonable way to protect the health or safety of the person or others on the premises


Notice of temporary disruption

In the event of a planned or unexpected disruption to services or facilities for customers with disabilities Cosmic Adventures 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.

 

Training

Cosmic Adventures 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 as soon as practicable after being hired.

Training will include:

  • purpose of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 and the requirements of the customer service standard
  • Cosmic Adventures’ 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.
  • what to do if a person with a disability is having difficulty in accessing Cosmic Adventures’ goods, services or facilities

Staff will also be trained when changes are made to our accessible customer service policies.

 

Feedback process

Cosmic Adventures welcomes feedback on how we provide accessible customer service. Customer feedback will help us identify barriers and respond to concerns.

Customers may provide feedback in person, by telephone, in writing, or by e-mail.  All feedback, including complaints, will be reviewed and assessed in a reasonable time frame.

Cosmic Adventures will make sure our feedback process is accessible to people with disabilities by providing or arranging for accessible formats and communication supports, on request.

Modifications to this or other policies

Any policies of Cosmic Adventures that do not respect and promote the principles of dignity, independence, integration and equal opportunity for people with disabilities will be modified or removed.

 

Cosmic Adventures is Ottawa's Largest & Safest Indoor Playground, where kids 0-12 are encouraged to crawl, bounce, slide and explore our clean and secure environment. Our 20,000 sq. ft. multi-level playground provides the ideal location for endless play, all-inclusive birthday party packages and school group adventures . Our family-run operation is designed with little ones in mind, incorporating safe toddler zones, healthy menu items, and non competitive skill testing games.

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9am-8:30pm, 7 Days a week

ADMISSION

0-11 months: FREE

1-2 years: $19.99

3-12 years: $24.99

13-17 years*: $24.99

Adults - $9.99

Applicable taxes are NOT included.

 

*PLEASE NOTE: Youth 13-17 years of age may only enter with the accompaniment of an adult and a child of 12 years of age or younger

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ACCESSIBILITY POLICY


Statement of organizational commitment

Cosmic Adventures is committed to ensuring equal access and participation for people with disabilities.  We are committed to treating people with disabilities in a way that allows them to maintain their dignity and independence.  We believe in integration and we are committed to meeting the needs of people with disabilities in a timely manner.  We will do so by removing and preventing barriers to accessibility and meeting our accessibility requirements under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and Ontario’s accessibility laws.

 

Providing goods, services or facilities to people with disabilities

Cosmic Adventures is committed to meeting its current and ongoing obligations under the Ontario Human Rights Code respecting non-discrimination.

 

Cosmic Adventures 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.

 

Cosmic Adventures is committed to complying with both the Ontario Human Rights Code and the AODA.

Cosmic Adventures is 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.

 

Assistive devices

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.

 

Communication

We will communicate with people with disabilities in ways that take into account their disability. This may include in person (either verbally or in writing), by telephone, by e-mail, by mail in writing, or in other methods that works for them.

 

We will work with the person with a disability to determine what method of communication works for them.

 

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.

When we cannot easily identify that an animal is a service animal, our staff may ask a person to provide documentation (template, letter or form) from a regulated health professional that confirms the person needs the service animal for reasons relating to their disability.

A service animal can 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.

A regulated health professional is defined as a member of one of the following colleges:

  • College of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists of Ontario
  • College of Chiropractors of Ontario
  • College of Nurses of Ontario
  • College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario
  • College of Optometrists of Ontario
  • College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario
  • College of Physiotherapists of Ontario
  • College of Psychologists of Ontario
  • College of Registered Psychotherapists and Registered Mental Health Therapists of Ontario

If service animals are prohibited by another law, we will do the following to ensure people with disabilities can access our goods, services or facilities:

  • explain why the animal is excluded
  • discuss with the customer another way of providing goods, services or facilities

 

Changes to existing policies

A person with a disability who is accompanied by a support person will be allowed to have that person accompany them on our premises. The regular admission fee for adults will be charged to the support person for admission to Cosmic Adventures’ premises.  The amount of the admission fee for adults is available on our website.

 

In certain cases, Cosmic Adventures 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, Cosmic Adventures will:
  • consult with the person with a disability to understand their needs
  • consider health or safety reasons based on available evidence
  • determine if there is no other reasonable way to protect the health or safety of the person or others on the premises


Notice of temporary disruption

In the event of a planned or unexpected disruption to services or facilities for customers with disabilities Cosmic Adventures 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.

 

Training

Cosmic Adventures 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 as soon as practicable after being hired.

Training will include:

  • purpose of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 and the requirements of the customer service standard
  • Cosmic Adventures’ 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.
  • what to do if a person with a disability is having difficulty in accessing Cosmic Adventures’ goods, services or facilities

Staff will also be trained when changes are made to our accessible customer service policies.

 

Feedback process

Cosmic Adventures welcomes feedback on how we provide accessible customer service. Customer feedback will help us identify barriers and respond to concerns.

Customers may provide feedback in person, by telephone, in writing, or by e-mail.  All feedback, including complaints, will be reviewed and assessed in a reasonable time frame.

Cosmic Adventures will make sure our feedback process is accessible to people with disabilities by providing or arranging for accessible formats and communication supports, on request.

Modifications to this or other policies

Any policies of Cosmic Adventures that do not respect and promote the principles of dignity, independence, integration and equal opportunity for people with disabilities will be modified or removed.

613.742.8989
1373 Ogilvie Rd, Ottawa
info@cosmicadventures.ca

See what's new at Cosmic.
Cosmic Birthdays. Party Packages for families. Cosmic Gift Cards
Cosmic Kids Club Annual Membership Program