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What are AODA Standards?

The standards of the AODA mandate how organizations must remove and prevent barriers for people with disabilities. The AODA standards govern how organizations can offer services that meet the needs of all Ontarians, including citizens with disabilities.

AODA Standards

Each of the AODA standards has rules for different sectors of the economy. The standards govern organizations that:

  • Offer goods, services, or facilities
  • Employ Ontario workers
  • Provide accommodation

AODA Alliance Sends an Open Letter to the Candidates for Leadership of the Ontario Liberal Party, Seeking Specific Commitments on Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities

Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act Alliance Update United for a Barrier-Free Society for All People with Disabilities Twitter: @aodaalliance

January 12, 2020


Happy new year to one and all. Although the new year has scarcely begun, were already back at it, sleeves rolled up, plowing ahead with advocacy to tear down the barriers that people with disabilities too often still face. Here is the first news for you in 2020.

‘People live in fear’: What the auditor general’s report could mean for disability support in Ontario

Bonnie Lysyk’s annual report highlighted issues with the Ontario Disability Support Program and advocates are worried about what ideas it might give Doug Ford’s government ByTebasum Durrani and Clara Pasieka
Published on Jan 09, 2020

Andrea Hatala lives with a visual impairment. But all her life, she says, people have told her, “Oh come on, you can really see.”

Accessibility Key Issue in Debate Over Sidewalk Snow Plowing

Megan Stacey
Updated: January 8, 2020

Winter weather is striking London as budget tensions hit city council, a combination that’s left some Londoners demanding better snow clearing, especially on sidewalks.

Residents and politicians are grappling with what it takes to clear the way ” and how fast it should happen ” after snow wallops the city.

What is Disability?

People who do not have friends, family, or colleagues with disabilities may have only a vague idea of what disability is. They may wonder: what is disability? They may also think first, or only, of someone with a physical disability. In addition, these people may not know how disability affects people’s lives. For example, they may assume that someone with a disability cannot work or raise a family. As a result of these assumptions, many people design barriers that limit the lives of people with disabilities. Some of these barriers are: