The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, also known as the AODA, became law on June 13, 2005. The purpose of the AODA is to develop, implement and enforce mandatory accessibility standards in key areas of daily living. Standards have been developed in Customer Service; Information and Communications; Employment; Transportation. In addition to these standards which have now been legislated, there remains one more standard to be enacted: Built Environment. The accessibility standards will apply to private and public sector organizations across Ontario. The goal of the AODA is an accessible Ontario by 2025. Read more.