June 3, 2010
The AODA Alliance here releases a thorough analysis of the Charles Beer Independent Review of the Ontario Government’s implementation of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (about 20 pages). We hope you find this helpful as an explanation of what the Report found, and how much it responds to concerns and issues we have been raising.
The disability community advocated for the AODA to include a requirement that there be periodic independent reviews of the AODA’s implementation, to get
an independent assessment of how effective is this law and its implementation. The Charles Beer Independent Review shows that it was very important for
this Independent Review process to be included in the AODA. It now remains to be seen whether the Government will implement this Report fully, or leave
it to gather dust on some shelf.