Hot off the news the other day that the province is encouraging business leaders to be accessibility champions, they announced today the release of a new action plan to build on the progress made since the introduction of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) in 2005 and to achieve the goal of becoming accessible by 2025.
The press release states, "The AODA has transformed the lives of people with disabilities by establishing standards in key areas of daily life, including customer service, employment, information and communications, transportation and the design of public spaces."
"Information and communications." Very topical. I was at a business incubator yesterday and was extolling the virtues of getting up to speed now on accessible digital communications.
With just some initial planning, checks and balances in place, education and the willingness to enhance the way that your website looks, it will pay dividends and give you a head start on your competitors who may be waiting for the next date in the compliance timeline to get closer.
Just do a quick search for "AODA compliance" on Google, read up on the subject and contact us if we can help.