Due to the expansive nature and implementation of the AODA standards, the AODA has embedded deadlines for compliance. The compliance deadline dates vary depending on the size of the organization and the industry sector. The upcoming AODA compliance deadlines are as follows:
The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (“AODA”) requires organizations that have one or more employees in Ontario to comply with standards. These standards require organizations to establish policies and procedures to assist people with disabilities in five areas.
In less than eight weeks, small and large organizations in Ontario will face a new set of legal obligations under the AODA's Employment Standard and Information and Communications Standard.