Accessibility Standards Prioritize Safety

Earliest Compliance Deadlines Set for January 2012

Building owners and employers face a couple of imminent deadlines for complying with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) even though most requirements for the private sector will be phased in over a longer period. This could also entail some guesswork for building owners who will need to provide public safety information since the guidelines for accessible signage are in a separate regulation that isn’t yet publicly available.