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The AODA in 2019 (Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act)

In 2005, the Government of Ontario, Canada, enacted The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities (AODA) legislation to improve accessibility standards for the citizens of Ontario who have physical and/or mental disabilities. The AODA legislation aims to improve accessibility of goods and services, as well as web-based services, to people with disabilities. The AODA ruling establishes accessible communication and format requirements for people with disabilities while implementing deadlines relative to the size of the institution and sector in which it operates.

What does the AODA Say About Web Accessibility?

The AODA has grouped its accessibility standards for public sector, private and non-profit organizations into five categories:

  • Information and communications
  • Customer service
  • Transportation
  • Employment, and
  • Design of public space

What is AODA Compliance?

Under the AODA, web-based services are considered compliant if they follow the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0.

How Do I Become AODA Compliant?

AudioEye’s accessibility solution ensures organizations substantially conform with WCAG 2.1 standards to be AODA compliant. From day one of implementation, our Ally Managed Service begins to identify barriers to access and remediates those barriers. We combine the efficiencies of technology and automation with the human expertise of our testers and engineers. As you make content changes, we ensure your site remains compliant with AODA and all other guidelines and regulations.