The Ontario Government continues with its increased enforcement
of compliance obligations under the Accessibility for Ontarians
with Disabilities Act ("AODA").
AODA is intended to make places of business, public and
private, more accessible to persons with disabilities.
Basic policies and employee training, along with registration on
the Government website, are the minimum requirements of
AODA. In addition, private sector "large
organizations" – those with 50 or more employees in
Ontario – face duties to convert certain information into
accessible formats, for persons with disabilities. This
may include website information. Organizations are
urged to examined the requirements spelled-out by the Province and
to get any necessary assistance in instituting changes.
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