Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) | Overview

Course Details

Duration: 2 days

Delivery Methods: Instructor-led classroom (ILC) | Virtual classroom (VC) on request

Course Dates: Contact us for the next available date | View schedule Course schedule

Course Fee: $595 CDN per person + HST* (no computer required)

Note: Public scheduled dates for this course are delivered as live instructor-led classroom training.

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Course Overview

This course is designed for those who require an overview of accessibility, the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), the requirements of the Integrated Accessibility Standards and the Ontario Human Rights Code and how they apply to different types of organizations.

Please note that this course is provided for information purposes only and is not legal advice. Contact a legal advisor if you require legal advice regarding the legislation or interpreting the standards.

Prerequisite: None

Custom training: This course may be delivered at your site or ours as an instructor-led or virtual classroom solution. Contact us at info@avantixlearning.ca for more information including savings for custom group training.

INCLUDED IN THIS COURSE

  • Comprehensive course manual
  • Refreshments (for classes conducted in Avantix Learning classrooms)
  • Certificate of completion

Course Topics

Overview

  • Why make things accessible
  • Overview of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) and the Integrated Accessibility Standards Regulation (IASR)
  • Where to find and read the legislation
  • Pillars of the AODA
  • Types of organizations
  • Who must comply and when
  • Ontario Human Rights legislation
  • Other legislation around the world (including Section 508)
  • Identifying barriers to accessibility
  • Key terminology
  • Types of disabilities
  • Introduction to assistive technologies

Business Case for Accessibility

  • Why it’s good for business to make things accessible
  • Procurement policies

Training Requirements

  • Section 7 training requirements of the Integrated Accessibility Standards Regulation (IASR)
  • Who needs to be trained
  • When training needs to occur
  • Keeping records of training

Customer Service

  • Keys to accessible customer service
  • Requirements of the standard for Customer Service
  • Who is required to comply and when
  • Accessibility policies for customer service
  • Accessibility planning for customer service
  • Training requirements
  • Where to find free customer service training

Employment

  • Requirements of the standard for Employment
  • Who is required to comply and when
  • Accessibility policies for employment
  • Accessibility planning for employment
  • Training requirements

Information and Communications

  • Requirements of the standard for Information and Communications
  • Accessible digital documents
  • Accessible web sites
  • Accessible presentations
  • Who is required to comply and when
  • Accessibility policies for information and communications
  • Accessibility planning for information and communications
  • Training requirements

Transportation

  • Requirements of the standard for Transportation
  • Who is required to comply and when
  • Accessibility policies for transportation
  • Accessibility planning for transportation
  • Training requirements

Built Environment

  • Requirements of the standard for the Design of Public Spaces
  • Who is required to comply and when
  • Accessibility policies for the design of public spaces
  • Accessibility planning for the design of public spaces
  • Training requirements

Summary

  • Review of key deadlines
  • Accessibility policies
  • Accessibility plans
  • Training
  • Exemptions

Other

  • Self-service kiosks
  • Tools

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Updated August 31, 2016.

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