The government of Ontario has extended the deadline for businesses and non-profits with 20 or more employees to file an accessibility compliance report from December 31, 2020 to June 30, 2021.

The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) sets out the process for developing, implementing, and enforcing accessibility standards to make Ontario more accessible and inclusive by 2025. The compliance report confirms that businesses have met their current accessibility requirements under the AODA.

While the deadline to file the report has been extended, the timelines for compliance have not changed. For example, the requirement to ensure all public websites and web content posted after ‎January 1, 2012 meets WCAG 2.0 Level AA, with limited exceptions, still applies beginning January 1, 2021.

For more information on the web accessibility requirements and deadline, access the government of Ontario’s guide on how to make websites accessible here.

For more information on how to complete the accessibility report, access the government of Ontario’s guide here.