Accessibility and Education (AODA)

The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) established in 2005, recognizes the history of discrimination against persons with disabilities in Ontario.  The purpose of the Act is to benefit all Ontarians by,

“(a) developing, implementing and enforcing accessibility standards in order to achieve accessibility for Ontarians with disabilities with respect to goods, services, facilities, accommodation, employment, buildings, structures and premises on or before January 1, 2025; and

(b) providing for the involvement of persons with disabilities, of the Government of Ontario and of representatives of industries and of various sectors of the economy in the development of the accessibility standards.”


Instructors are required to ensure that their course materials and assessments are accessible to all learners. The following resources are available to assist with Accessibility at the University of Guelph: