Compliance

Innovative Design Solutions for AODA Compliance

Innovative design solutions that help create accessibility compliant buildings – by Tony Abraham In a world where inclusivity is paramount, architecture stands as a silent yet powerful force shaping the accessibility of our built environments. It goes beyond just creating visually stunning structures; innovative architecture holds the potential to break down physical barriers and foster […]

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The Essential Role of Accessibility Audits in Achieving Compliance

Disability affects many Canadians. Over 22% currently have a disability and this figure increases to 38% for those over 65. With 1.85 million Ontarians affected, the prevalence of disability is expected to grow from one in six today to one in five in the next 20 years. These numbers will have an increasing influence on

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Legal Obligations and Penalties for Non-Compliance with AODA

Introduction The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) mandates that organizations in Ontario create accessible environments for all individuals, regardless of their physical and mental capabilities. Understanding the legal obligations under AODA is crucial for businesses, non-profits, and public sector organizations. Equally important is being aware of the consequences of non-compliance, which can include

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Funding and Resources for AODA Compliance

Introduction For many organizations, particularly small businesses and non-profits, the costs associated with becoming compliant with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) can seem daunting. However, a variety of funding opportunities and resources are available to help ease this burden. This blog outlines key sources of financial support and guidance that can assist

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Navigating AODA Compliance: A Guide for Small Businesses

Introduction: Navigating the complexities of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) can be daunting for small business owners. However, compliance is not only a legal obligation but also a step towards creating a more inclusive environment for customers and employees alike. This guide provides practical insights and steps for small businesses to understand

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The Dangers of Euphemisms in Disability Language

Language is a powerful tool; it can inspire, comfort, and unite, but it can also oppress, demean, and divide. For the disability community, language plays a crucial role in the fight for inclusivity. It is especially significant in shaping public perception and personal identity.] In a society where words reflect and sometimes dictate our collective

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AODA-Creating Accessible Transcripts and Captions for Videos

In our increasingly visual and digital world, video content dominates online platforms. But what good is a compelling video if it excludes a significant portion of your audience? For anyone subject to the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), video accessibility is not just optional—it’s essential. With the AODA accessibility standards in full swing,

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Case Studies: Successful AODA Compliance Projects

Introduction At Accessibility Partners, we are dedicated to helping organizations achieve and maintain compliance with legislation, including the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). Our comprehensive accessibility audits and remediation services have enabled various organizations to enhance their digital accessibility. This blog highlights the successful outcomes of these initiatives (without revealing client details), showcasing

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What is AODA Compliance and Who Need It

What is AODA Compliance and Who Needs It?

Ontario is a Leader in Accessibility Standards Ontario has led Canada in recognizing the rights of people with disabilities to participate fully in the public sphere without physical and social barriers. Human rights legislation, including the Ontario Human Rights Code, has identified disability as requiring protection from discrimination since the 1980s, but Ontario was the

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