Educational Organizations, Libraries, and the AODA

The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) sets the goal of creating an accessible Ontario by the year 2025. Because of their important role, it is especially important for schools, libraries, and other educational organizations to be accessible for students, parents, and patrons with disabilities.

While AODA applies to all organizations with one or more employee subject to regulation by the province of Ontario, there are a number of rules that apply specifically to educational institutions. These regulations apply to school boards and most public and private educational organizations that grant degrees, diplomas, or certificates. Libraries are also subject to some special rules.