The AODA affects businesses and government organizations by imposing strict accessibility standards with major deadlines that took effect on January 1, 2014.
Standards and requirements for different types of organizations
Penalties for non-compliance
Strategies for implementing accessibility measures
Best practices for making video and web content accessible
Tools and resources for creating a roadmap to accessibility
Download the Guide:
The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) was enacted in 2005 with the objective of creating a barrier-free Ontario by 2025. 1 in 7 people in Ontario have a disability, a number that is expected to rise to 1 in 5 by 2036.
Aimed at eliminating obstacles that might prevent a person from fully participating in all aspects of society because of his or her disability, the AODA regulates accessibility standards for government and business sectors within Ontario. The accessibility requirements affect five different areas of business: customer service, employment, information and communications, transportation, and design of public spaces.
The AODA is a progressive, widespread law that calls for a giant overhaul of the Ontarian infrastructure. In order to make the accessibility requirements more feasible to implement, the AODA established a series of compliance deadlines.
The cumulative deadlines implicate government agencies first, with requirements trickling down to small private sector businesses over time. This allows businesses with fewer resources more time to plan for compliance.
A Full Service Media Accessibility Solution
3Play Media is an integrated media accessibility platform with patented solutions for closed captioning, transcription, live captioning, audio description, and localization. 3Play is a thought leader in video accessibility, and is committed to providing free, educational resources like this one.