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What is AODA?

The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (AODA) ensures that all Ontarians have fair and equitable access to programs and services and to improve opportunities for persons with disabilities.

The Act will eventually cover all of these areas: 

  • Customer Service Standards 
  • Information and Communication
  • Employment 
  • Transportation
  • Built Environment

Under the Information and Communication section there are legal requirements that our websites must meet under the Act.

This includes requirements for:

  • colour contrast
  • font use
  • header use
  • table construction
  • text formatting
  • image formatting
  • video closed captioning
  • and more

Your website will be audited to make sure it is compliant with the Act before going live.