The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (AODA) seeks to remove barriers and achieve accessibility for persons with disabilities in a number of key areas. More than 15% of Ontarians have a disability – more than 1 in every 7 people.

Under the AODA, the Province of Ontario requires public sector organizations in Ontario to meet certain standards for customer service, information and communications, employment, transportation and the design of public spaces.

For Western, the expectations of the AODA are very consistent with Western’s commitment to creating and maintaining a barrier-free community for all who come to Western to learn, work, visit or access services. By law, Western leaders, faculty, staff, contractors and volunteers are required to complete an accessibility learning program. This will help to ensure that our interactions and practices meet the accessibility standards.

More information on the AODA can be found under: AODA & Standards