Proposed Updates to the AODA


Ontario’s Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (AODA) undergoes periodic reviews and updates. The Information and Communications Standards Development Committee — a group of representatives from various sectors, including business, municipalities and people with disabilities — has drafted some initial recommendations to improve the existing Information and Communications Standards and they would like your feedback.

The Committee’s report is separated into two parts:

  • Phase 1: The Committee reviewed all requirements in effect for 24 months or longer and voted on 30 initial recommendations related to these requirements.
  • Phase 2: The Committee has developed a proposal, through one recommendation, for a new model to transform and modernize the regulatory approach to accessibility in Ontario.

The committee will review all the feedback it receives before it submits its final report and recommendations to the Minister for Seniors and Accessibility for consideration.

Feedback deadline: September 27, 2019


How to Give Feedback

Step One: Read the committee’s initial recommendations.

Step Two: Submit your feedback through two online surveys.

Take the Surveys

Phase 1 Survey 2 Survey


Alternative Formats

If you need the initial recommendations in an alternate format or if you have any questions, call or email the Ontario Government.

Toll-free: 1-866-515-2025 or toll-free TTY: 1-800-268-7095

Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Or email: [email protected]


Alternative Feedback Submission

You can send your feedback by email to [email protected]

Or by mail to:
Attention: Rich Donovan, Chair
Information and Communications Standards Review Feedback
Ministry for Seniors and Accessibility
777 Bay Street,
6th Floor, Suite 601A
Toronto, Ontario  M7A 2J4

All feedback received will be considered by the committee before finalizing its recommendations to the minister.