Accessibility and inclusion are rights to be protected. They are also catalysts for new ideas and innovation that can lead to better curriculum design and enhanced learning opportunities. The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) is legislation that requires the province of Ontario to develop, implement, and uphold accessibility standards for persons with disabilities in the areas of customer service, transportation, employment, information and communications, and public spaces. The standards related to the AODA can be found in the Integrated Accessibility Standards.
Read further on the SNOW site for information on the following topics:
- Core Principles of AODA
- How the Information and Communications Standard Applies to Educational Content
- How the Integrated Accessibility Standards Apply to Education
AODA Symbol on SNOW
A “Helping you meet Ontario’s AODA” symbol is located throughout the SNOW website. This symbol will direct you to information about how the topic you are reviewing relates to Ontario’s AODA Integrated Accessibility Standards Regulation.
Figure 1: AODA Symbol located throughout the SNOW website
You can read more about how the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) applies to your organization on the Ontario Government’s Accessibility Laws webpage.
To learn of ways to innovate, develop, and design for accessibility, visit OCAD University’s Inclusive Design Research Centre (IDRC) website and the IDRC’s floe project website.