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January AODA Conformance Deadline

09/13/13 by Kristin Heineman

The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disability Act (AODA) requires that all businesses with employees in…

Does the Business Case for IT Accessibility Matter?

04/12/13 by Kristin Heineman

reposted by permission from guest blogger Jeff Kline (http://strategicaccessibility.com/) I recently returned from DEEP 2012,…

Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) Requirements and Web Accessibility Impact

11/23/11 by Timothy Stephen Springer

The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act of 2005 is focused on ensuring the rights of people with disabilities in the province of Ontario. The act builds on a previous act, the similarly named Ontarians with Disabilities Act of 2001. These laws work in a complementary fashion with the Charter of Rights and Freedoms and the Ontario Human Rights Code to define the overall scope of rights provided to individuals with disabilities in Ontario.
As part of implementing the AODA the Ministry of Community and Social Services was charged with developing a set of accessibility standards that define the level of accessibility required of public and private sector organizations providing goods or services to the public. In response to this the Ministry published a series of regulations including Ontario Regulation 191/11 – Integrated Accessibility Standards that provide the overall accessibility standards relevant to the province. This standard includes portions relating to information and communications, employment and transportation. The area of principal interest to organization operating Web and intranet or application is Part II – Information and Communications Standards.