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Businesses Need to be Proactive as the Deadline for AODA Compliance Approaches

Posted by: Stuart Patterson
on 08, Feb 2021
from Oakville, Ontario

What Is AODA and why is it important now more than ever?

  • Established in 2005, by the Government of Ontario, the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) was developed to ensure that all Ontarians had barrier-free access to every facet of life within the Province.
  • In 2012, the Province introduced the Information and Communications Standard ensuring all communications are accessible for all users.
  • All public and private-sector organizations with more than 20 employees must be ensure their communications are completely accessible and compliant to the latest internationally recognized accessibility standards.
  • The global pandemic has highlighted the need for digital communications to be accessible for all Ontarians
  • It comes down to equality and inclusivity for all individuals.
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As the world’s leading PDF accessibility experts, AbleDocs’ #1 goal is to ensure that everyone has equal access to all digital content.

The AODA deadline benefits ALL Ontarians:

  • When you’re creating documents, with accessibility in mind, using the right approach makes the document more readable for everyone.
  • Accessible and compliant files immediately improve your online presence, by ensuring all of your content within documents are optimized for search engines.
  • Accessibility benefits people without disabilities, including people whose first language isn’t the primary language of your document. It is about being proactive while producing a better overall user experience.
  • Your documents are one click away from them being fully accessible and compliant.

The investment made now, in time, money, and resources could go a long way to not only saving your organization from substantial penalties but, recognizing that your efforts to making documents accessible could mean an easier and barrier-free experiences to all users.

Move forward and keep it going

It is your responsibility to ensure your company-wide processes and policies are put in place and remain in compliance. It is a monumental task for some businesses to undertake, but if they actively continue to improve accessibility, then penalties could be avoided.

  • Do your research – assess your current level of accessibility.
  • Create a strategy to address your current state.
  • Ensure you have the right strategy to tackle your accessibility issues.

Choosing to work with AbleDocs is the best way to protect your organization from significant risks. Allow us to help you alleviate the risks and get your documents accessible and compliant before the AODA deadline.

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