Niagara College and AODA
The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) is legislation that focuses on the core principles of independence, dignity, integration, and equality of opportunity for all individuals.
Under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, the government of Ontario has developed mandatory accessibility standards that will identify, remove, and prevent barriers for people with disabilities in key areas of daily living, and applies to both public and private sector organizations across Ontario.
The AODA Customer Service Standard addresses the business practices and training needed to provide better customer service to people with disabilities. Other standards address information and communication, such as websites, as well as employment, transportation, and the built environment.
In consideration of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, Niagara College has developed two policies to strengthen our commitment to the underlying principles of the Act in conducting our daily operations and administering our diverse services, in addition to a Multi-Year Plan.
For more information about accessibility and the AODA act visit www.aoda.ca/the-act/.
AODA legislation can be accessed on the E-Laws website.
For more information about Regulation 429/07, visit the E-Laws website.