The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) is legislation brought forward by the Ontario government with the aim of providing equitable accessibility standards to all Ontarians by 2025. AODA legislation covers five areas:
1. Customer Service
2. Design of Public Spaces
4. Information and Communication
AODA requires institutions to develop plans to reduce barriers to access for persons with disabilities. The Information and Communications Standards of AODA requires that organizations must create and provide accessible formats and communication supports for people with disabilities. These can include class handouts, lecture slides, and videos shown in class. Students may utilize supports such as screen reading software, large print, described video, video captioning, and screen magnification software.
If you have a student who you think may require accommodations, connect them with Counselling & Accessible Education Services
When composing a new email message, there are 3 formats to choose from:
LinkedIn Learning has an online course in creating accessible documents.
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