Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA)

Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA)

What is AODA?

AODA (Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act) is passed in 2005. AODA is as per the Ontarians with Disabilities Act. It has established the requirements that both the public and private agencies must follow to have access to Ontarians who are residing with in capabilities. The aim is to have a barrier-free Ontario. AODA didn’t replace the Ontario Human Rights Code, which prohibits discrimination against human beings with disabilities. It also involves standards for website accessibility.

Requirement of AODA Compliance

Mainly, AODA requires that public websites must be subjected to WCAG 2.0 (Web Content Accessibility Guidelines). Let’s dive into some points to know the requirement of AODA Compliance-

  1. For organizations it is based on knowing the team size and the business workforce.
  2. This will help the organization to have digital accessibility for all their working sites and apps.
  3. Also helps in figuring out how the organization is managing to meet the requirements to provide the data in the accessible format.

In this, the websites should also meet the Level A and Level AA criteria. This will ultimately help in having good web accessibility for the working platforms.