AODA Information and Communication Standards

A pillar of human rights legislation in the province, the AODA prevents both public- and private-sector organizations from discriminating against people with disabilities by outlining thorough accessibility requirements. Many of these requirements have to do with physical infrastructure. However, one section of the AODA, “Information and Communication Standards,” provides detailed, enforceable regulations for digital technology.

Organizations that violate the AODA may face serious penalties, so it’s essential to understand how the law applies to your team’s work. Our guide to the AODA Information and Communication Standards offers a complete summary of Ontario’s digital accessibility mandates, from overarching rules to industry-specific requirements. Request it and gain the knowledge you need to achieve AODA compliance.

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Ensure your organization complies with the AODA’s digital accessibility requirements

Download this guide to learn about:

  • The history and purpose of the AODA
  • Specific compliance requirements for websites, apps, and other digital products within the AODA
  • The penalties for failing to comply with the AODA
  • Actions your organization can take to meet the AODA’s digital accessibility requirements

What types of digital technology need to be accessible to comply with the AODA?

The AODA mandates that Ontario-based public and private sector organizations with 50 or more employees make their websites and web content, including mobile apps, accessible to all people. As a standard for accessibility, the AODA adopts the Web Content Accessibility Guideline (WCAG), which outlines specific criteria for ensuring that online experiences are perceivable, operable, usable, and robust. To learn more about the AODA’s regulations for digital technology, and how your organization can meet them, request our complete guide.

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