Ontario’s goal of becoming an accessible province by 2025 relies on the enforcement of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). In the Second Legislative Review of the AODA, reviewer Mayo Moran prepared recommendations aimed at ensuring successful enforcement. These include making an enforcement plan, building transparency into the plan, and incorporating feedback into compliance and enforcement.
People with disabilities are overlooked when it comes to the workplace employment. Unproven myths, stereotypes and barriers are a hindrance to those individuals trying to seek employment. There are plenty of benefits and reasons to hire them. Employers fail to recognize the positive benefits and opportunities they bring to their organization. In doing so, employers violate AODA, the Human Rights Code, and also fail to follow proper Accessible Workplace Requirements.