AODA Integrated Accessibility Standards Regulation Released
On June 3, 2011, the Ontario government announced the release of the final version of the Integrated Accessibility Standards regulation (the “final regulation”) under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (“AODA”).
The final regulation appears to follow the draft Integrated Accessibility Standards regulation (“draft regulation”), which was published in February of 2011 for public review and commentary. As previously reported, the draft regulation reflected public input received on the initial proposed regulatory requirements released in September 2010.
More information about the Integrated Accessibility Standards is available in our FTR Now of March 1, 2011, “Giving Accessibility the Green Light: Ontario Government Moves Forward with a Draft 'Integrated Accessibility Standards' Regulation under the AODA”.
The final regulation, which has not yet been published on e-laws, comes into force on the later of July 1, 2011 and the day it is filed.
Hicks Morley is in the process of reviewing the final regulation and an FTR Now will be made available shortly to our clients and on our website.