A range of new obligations under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (“AODA”) are scheduled to take effect January 1, 2014.
By this date, designated public sector organizations with less than 50 employees and private sector organizations with 50 or more employees are required to have a written accessibility policy (publicly available) governing how the organization will meet its legal obligations with respect to accessibility, as well as a multi-year accessibility plan (posted on the organization’s website) outlining the organization’s strategy to prevent and remove barriers.
Designated public sector organizations with more than 50 employees should already be in compliance with the above requirements and by January 1, 2014 are required to:
By January 1, 2014, all affected organizations in both the public and private sector must ensure any new internet websites and web content on those sites conform with WCAG 2.0, Level A standards.
If you have any questions about these obligations, or any other questions relating to workplace law, please do not hesitate to contact a Mathews Dinsdale lawyer.
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