About the AODA
The purpose of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) is to identify, remove, and prevent barriers for people with disabilities and to work towards achieving a fully accessible Ontario by 2025. All organizations in Ontario with one or more employees must adhere to the following Accessibility Standards, as compliance dates come into effect.
Reg. 191/11: INTEGRATED ACCESSIBILITY STANDARDS under the
Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, S.O. 2005, c. 11
- Customer Service
- Information and Communications
- Design of Public Spaces (Built Environment)
Ensuring AODA Compliance
AccessAbility Advantage can help you understand the AODA, including the standards that you need to follow and the compliance and reporting deadlines that apply to your organization.
The AODA Customer Service and IASR Standards require organizations to develop and maintain policies and procedures governing how each organization is achieving or will achieve accessibility related to the AODA requirements. All organizations with one or more employees must develop accessibility policies and procedures. Large organizations must develop multi-year plans to describe the organization’s strategies to prevent and remove barriers to accessibility.
The AODA requires all organizations to train all employees, board members, and volunteers on the accessibility requirements that apply to their role and to your organization.
Contact us for support and we can:
- review relevant organizational documents;
- provide guidance and advice on policies and procedures;
- write accessibility policies and multi-year plans;
- create procedures and accompanying forms and related documents;
- incorporate your organization’s accessibility policies into customized AODA training; and
- develop and deliver AODA and accessibility training relevant to your organization.