Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), 2005, S.O. 2005, c. 11

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Enacted in 2005 and amended different times, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) is a Canadian provincial law designed to improve access for Ontarians with disabilities, giving them the opportunity to fully participate in all aspects of daily life. Building on earlier laws , AODA sets high standards in order to achieve its goal of an accessible Ontario, and that includes access to information and communication technology (ICT) systems.

Regardless of size or industry, AODA applies to all organizations registered in Ontario and establishes accessibility standards in five different areas: Customer Service, Employment, Information and Communications, Transportation and Public Spaces.

AODA requires that public web content created after 2012 (including websites, applications, and digital documents) must meet the technical requirements of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0.

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