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.