Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act(AODA) is mandated accessibility for persons with disabilities.
Why does Ontario have this legislation and how does it affect this website?
The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (AODA) provides a way for Ontario to become barrier-free. In order to comply with EMCO Corporation's accessibility goals, our British Columbia Ensuite Bath & Kitchen Showrooms website will follow guidelines as set out for our Ontario website(s).
Who is included?
The AODA covers both the public and the private sectors.
What is a “disability”?
The AODA uses the Ontario Human Rights Code’s definition of “disability.” This definition includes physical, mental health, developmental and learning disabilities. A disability may be visible or not visible.
What is a barrier?
A barrier is anything that keeps someone with a disability from participating fully in society because of his or her disability. A barrier can be visible or invisible. An example of a visible barrier is a building with steps but no ramp. An example of a barrier that is invisible is a policy that sets a time limit for completing a test for employment or for training or promotion opportunities.