As detailed here and here on our blog, pursuant to the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (the "AODA") all business or non-profit organizations with 20 or more employees are required to file their Accessibility Compliance Report by June 30, 2021. The report must be submitted electronically through this form, available from the Ministry for Seniors and Accessibility.
Accessibility Compliance Reports are required to be filed every three (3) years. We note that there is no specific requirement as to the individual that needs to execute and submit the Accessibility Compliance Report (or their position within the organization), provided that the representative must be able to certify that (i) they have authority to bind the organization, (ii) they have included all of the required information in the form, and (iii) the information in the report is accurate.
We also remind employers that beginning January 1, 2021, private or non-profit organizations with more than 50 employees and public sector organizations were required to ensure that all public websites and web content posted after January 1, 2012 meet the World Wide Web Consortium Web Content Accessibility Guidelines ("WCAG") 2.0 at Level AA, with some exceptions, including for live captions and pre-recorded audio descriptions.
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