The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (“AODA”) imposes a host of obligations on both private and public sector organizations. In addition to developing policies, meeting new training obligations and self-reporting on your level of compliance, the AODA imposes obligations relating to transportation, the design of public spaces, and accessibility issues arising from the dissemination of both print and electronic information.
Any organization operating in Ontario who has at least one employee needs to turn their mind to ensuring compliance, or risk facing hefty fines and other sanctions. Join us as we discuss what you should already be doing and what’s still coming down the pipe, including:
- How the AODA interacts with the Human Rights Code or Building Code
- How the AODA applies to industries which fall outside of the traditional sales model, such as construction, mining and manufacturing;
- How obligations differ for small businesses or not-for-profit organizations;
- Strategies which might assist with training management, employees or obliged third parties; and
- The risks for failing to file a report, or reporting that you are not compliant.