The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, otherwise known as AODA, outlines goals for accessibility by all Ontarians. The Act provides for organizations to spread out their capital expenditures and plan ahead. Standards will be developed to achieve results in stages.
Milestones will be set and must be reached every five years or less, so that Ontario is accessible to all people with disabilities by 2025.
The Act covers five broad categories - customer, communication and information, transportation, employment, built environment.
AODA proposed changes and requirements are updated regularly. OECM provides access to five supplier partners with who have an in-depth expertise and knowledge of all aspects of AODA.
Our experienced supplier partners will –
- Work collaboratively with you and your staff to meet compliance standards
- Perform due diligence to control your costs and provide you with the services necessary to meet standards
- Assist you in navigating the complexities of the Act
- Help you to avoid large fines and unnecessary audits for lack of compliance
- Assist you in meeting all compliance deadlines
- Ensure you are up-to-date on all the latest changes to AODA
The following AODA Related Services are available:
Audit Services to assess your current environment, level of compliance and propose an action plan
Advisory Services to develop and apply compliance policies, procedures, plans, reporting mechanisms, tools and resources
Training for employees to apply AODA standards to customer service, communication, transportation, employment and built environment
The Ontario Government also offers a number of resources to assist you in meeting AODA obligations: