Download video transcript.

We’re quickly approaching the new deadline for AODA compliance reporting. Will you be ready before June 30th, 2021? In this video, Mike Cart, Vice President at Siteimprove Canada shares what you need to know.

As a refresher, the AODA (Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act) is an Ontario law mandating that organizations must follow standards to become more accessible to people with disabilities.

The AODA has required that private or non-profit organizations with more than 50 employees and all public sector organizations make their website and web content compliant with Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 Level AA by January 1, 2021 – which has now been extended to June. Failure to comply could result in fines of up to $100,000 for each day of violation.

WCAG stands for "Web Content Accessibility Guidelines". The three levels of conformance are:

  • Level A is the minimum level
  • Level AA includes all Level A and AA requirements
  • Level AAA includes all Level A, AA, and AAA requirements

These resources are mentioned in the video, which you may find helpful:

Banner that says "want more expert tips from our team? Watch the video series" with stylized logo on the right side