Accessibility in Ontario
Learn about the laws and framework for making Ontario more accessible. Find out how to comply with accessibility requirements and when you need to report on compliance.
About accessibility laws
The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (AODA) is intended to reduce and remove barriers for people with disabilities so that Ontario can become more accessible and inclusive for everyone. Collaboration among businesses, organizations, communities and all levels of government is key to reaching this goal.
Learn about Ontario’s AODA laws and standards, our action plan and progress in becoming accessible for people with disabilities by 2025.
Learn what programs and services are available to help prevent, reduce and remove accessibility barriers you may face in everyday life.
Learn how making your business or organization more accessible and inclusive can expand your talent pool and customer base.
Learn about the laws, standards and resources available to help reduce and remove the barriers you may face in everyday life.
Advancing Accessibility in Ontario is a framework that will help us continue to identify, and remove, barriers for people with disabilities — making the province more accessible.
Requirements for organizations
The AODA requirements and reporting deadlines you need to meet depend on the type and size of your organization. You are exempt if you do not have employees in Ontario.
Use our interactive self-assessment tool to easily identify the AODA requirements that apply to your organization.
There are two main types of organizations that need to comply:
This category consists of the broader public sector, including municipalities and other organizations described under the AODA.
This category consists of all businesses and organizations that are not part of the designated public sector under the AODA.
Learn how to file an accessibility compliance report for businesses and non-profit organizations with 20 or more employees and public sector organizations. Remember to notify us of any changes or updates to your organization’s profile information.
Current reviews of accessibility laws and requirements, including reports by appointed committees and councils that advise the government.
Learn about our grants and how you can receive money to help create a more accessible and inclusive Ontario for people of all ages and abilities.
Sign up for the AODA Toolbox and get news about deadlines, requirements, success stories and tips to make your business or organization open to all.