AODA | Digital Accessibility Standards

AODA (Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act)

The AODA is a law specific to the Canadian province of Ontario. Its purpose is to lay out a process for the development and enforcement of accessibility standards for organizations operating in Ontario.

Who has to comply?

All public sector organizations and private or non-profit organizations with 50 or more employees. 

What happens if I don’t comply? And who enforces it?
Non-compliance may result in warnings and fines. The government of Ontario will appoint a director to enforce the AODA standards.

What do I have to do to comply?

In order to comply with AODA in 2020, all public websites and web content posted after January 1, 2012 must meet WCAG 2.0 Level A. Beginning January 1, 2021, all public websites and web content must meet WCAG 2.0 Level AA, with the exception of 1.2.4 (Captions for live audio content in synchronized media) and 1.2.5 (Audio Description for pre-recorded synchronized media).

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