What is the AODA?
The Accessibility of Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (AODA), is a law passed by the Ontario legislature that allows the government to develop specific standards of accessibility and to enforce them. The standards are made into laws called regulations, and they provide the details to help meet the goal of the AODA. The AODA is the foundation on which the standards are built.
The purpose of the Accessibility Standards is to set requirements in a number of key areas. These standards will be reviewed at every five years and new requirements may be added. The goal of the AODA and the Accessibility Standards is to make the Province of Ontario of completely accessible by 2025.Accessibility Standards
Businesses and organizations that provide goods and services to people in Ontario will have to meet certain accessibility standards in five important areas:
Currently, the Customer Service Standard is the only AODA standard to become law. The other four standards are in various stages of development. ACCESSIBILITY STANDARDS FOR CUSTOMER SERVICE http://www.aoda.ca/the-act/
Information and Communications
Built Environment Standards
- Purpose and application of the regulation
- Establishment of accessibility policies
- Accessibility plans
- Procuring or acquiring goods, services or facilities
- Self-service kiosks
- Exemption from filing accessibility reports
Click HERE to view the PDF of the Gide to Integrated Accessibility Standards Regulation
Have questions about the Integrated Accessibility Standards Regulation? Please email your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.Work is continuing on the fifth and final standard, the Built Environment Standard.
The Town of Penetanguishene is working towards being compliant with all of the standards under the AODA as they are introduced.
Every year the Council of the Town of Penetanguishene adopt the Accessibility Plan. This document is updated every year and Accessibility Plan prepared by the Town of Penetanguishene in consultation with the Accessibility Advisory Committee. This Annual Report describes the measures taken by the Town in the past year and the measures the Town will take in the current year to identify, remove and prevent barriers to people with disabilities who use municipal facilities and services, including Town staff and the community at large.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Accessibility Coordinator, Stacey Cooper at email@example.com or by calling 705-549-7453 x211