Accessibility Ontario is a training and development organization that helps nonprofits and businesses in Ontario to understand and comply with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (2005). We have helped thousands of organizations successfully meet, and exceed, their AODA requirements. A trusted and respected provider of training and consultation on the AODA, Accessibility Ontario brings solutions to your organization’s needs at each phase of AODA compliance. Whether it is risk mitigation, complex multi-year strategies, barrier identification, accessibility audits, or ongoing training requirements, we are committed to meeting the accessibility needs of all organizations.
Constance Exley, CEO and AODA Expert
Accessibility Ontario’s CEO and lead facilitator is Constance Exley. Constance has a Bachelor of Education and a Masters in Urban Planning degree. She has worked has worked provincially, nationally, and internationally with nonprofits, businesses, and local governments. In addition to designing, coordinating, and delivering multi-year education and outreach initiatives, Constance is a frequent workshop and webinar facilitator, conference presenter, and consultant to a wide variety of organization types and sizes. She is known for being able to explain the AODA in plain language and making accessibility relevant to everyone’s work.
In 2010, Constance began designing and delivering provincial AODA education projects, funded by the Accessibility Directorate of Ontario (Ontario Government) in partnership with organizations such at the Ontario Nonprofit Network (2010-2012 and 2015-2016), the Association of Ontario Health Centres (2013-2014), the Ontario BIA Association (2014-2015 and 2015-2016), and the Ontario Land Trust Alliance (2014).
This year, 2015-6, Constance is Project Manager for OBIAA’s “Accessibility Smart Businesses”, a 18-month project that aims to increase awareness amongst the BIA business members of the value of employing people with disabilities and provide businesses with the resources to do so. This project is the second EnAbling Change project for OBIAA and it builds on the success of its first provincial AODA education project to over 60,000 Ontario businesses and 300 local BIAs. Concurrently with the OBIAA project, Constance is, once again, the Project Facilitator for ONN’s second year-long EnAbling Nonprofits Project. This project aims to strengthen the capacity and ability of the nonprofit sector in Ontario to understand their compliance requirements under the AODA. It will help Ontario’s 55,000 nonprofits understand these requirements through education, tools and resources and support tailored to the specific needs of the nonprofit sector.
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