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Accessibility Consultants and Trainers provides consulting and training services to
help organizations create accessible and inclusive environments for people with
disabilities.  We also help organizations meet or exceed the requirements of the
Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) and of the Accessibility for
Manitobans Act (AMA).  
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Will you or your organization be penalized for not fulfilling AODA requirements?

Organizations and/or their directors and officers may be fined for lack of compliance to the AODA and its
standards.
                                                                                                                                                                          
Contact: Jennifer Miller  
Email:     jmiller@aodaconsultants.com   
Cell:       905 - 483 - 8322
City:       Burlington, Ontario
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AODA, AMA and Accessibility
Consulting
and Compliance Solutions
AODA and Accessibility Training
What is the AODA?

The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) was enacted by the government of Ontario in
2005.  This Act creates the framework for province-wide enforceable accessibility standards (regulations) in
the areas of:
1.        Customer service
2.        Employment
3.        Information and communication
4.        Transportation and
5.        Design of public spaces.

                                                                                                                                                                          

Who needs to comply with the AODA?  

AODA standards apply to private, non-profit and public sector organizations that have at least one employee
in Ontario.
                                                                                                                                                                          

When do you need to comply?

Compliance deadlines vary with each standard and also depend on the number of employees your
organization has and whether it is a private, non-profit, designated public sector organization or part of the
Government of Ontario or Legislative Assembly. Refer to the AODA standards for compliance deadlines.  
Links to the standards are found in the
Resources page.
                                                                                                                                                                          
Facility Accessibility Audits
Accessible and Inclusive
Playgrounds
Accommodation Strategies
Accessibility Plans and Policies
What do you need to do?

This list does not represent the full range of AODA obligations.  Instead it is a sample of AODA
requirements. Obligations and compliance deadlines vary with the type and size of the organization. Please
refer to the AODA standards for details on your requirements and compliance deadlines. Links to the
standards are found in the
Resources page.   

Establish AODA policies, procedures and practices
Train staff, volunteers and others as required
Provide accessible customer service
Interact and communicate in a manner that takes the persons disability into account
Provide emergency related information in accessible formats upon request
Provide accessible information and communication supports upon request
Provide accessible documents
Provide reasonable disability related job accommodations to job candidates and employees
Provide reasonable disability related accommodation during the employee recruitment, assessment
    and selection processes
Develop individual employee disability accommodation plans and consider them during return to work,
career development and advancement, performance management, and redeployment processes
Provide accessible workplace emergency response information
Meet accessible website standards
Adhere to requirements for accessible public spaces such as accessible customer service areas,
    playgrounds, exterior ramps, exterior paths of travel, parking areas and other spaces.
Meet the requirements for allowing persons with disabilities to be accompanied by  
     - service animals
     - support persons
     - assistive devices  
Provide notice of service disruptions that may impact persons with disabilities
Provide an accessibility related feedback process
Complete and post on your website your organization's multi-year accessibility plans
Complete and post on your website your organization's annual accessibility status reports
Adhere to requirements for procuring or acquiring accessible goods, services and facilities
Adhere to requirements for accessible self-service kiosks
Adhere to requirements for providing or arranging for accessible educational materials
Adhere to requirements for producing accessible or conversion ready educational materials
Adhere to requirements for providing accessible library materials
Meet requirements for providing accessible transportation
Submit accessibility compliance report to the provincial government

*The Ontario Building Code contains additional accessibility requirements for built spaces.
                                                                                                                                                                          
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What is the AMA?

The Accessibility for Manitobans Act (AMA) was enacted by the government of Manitoba in 2013.  This Act
creates the framework for province-wide accessibility rights legislation and for the creation of enforceable
standards (regulations).

At this time one accessibility standard in Manitoba has become law.  The Customer Service Standard
Regulation has come into force under the authority of the AMA as of November, 2015.

The provincial government of Manitoba is expected to create additional accessibility standards under the
AMA.