The ODA / AODA requires municipalities and other organizations to identify, remove and prevent barriers faced by persons with disabilities - primarily through the development and monitoring of annual accessibility plans. This is a challenging task for any organization and there are typically never any ‘generic’ solutions - each planning, design and development context is unique. SPH can bring experience to the table to assist in this process, whether in-house or through our network of reputable associates. Our experience is important now that many organizations have developed their first ODA Access Plans and are continuing the process of formal barrier identification and developing suitable strategies for barrier removal and prevention.
SPH will work with Clients to design appropriate next steps to address ODA / AODA planning issues and requirements in the most cost effective ways. Tapping into experience, lessons learned and implementing best practices that have been used locally, nationally and internationally is the new challenge for organizations responsible for developing, reviewing and monitoring annual ODA / AODA Access Plans.
Contact Shane Holten at firstname.lastname@example.org to ask us how we can assist in this process.
Click here to download a copy of the ODA Requirements in Bill 125 (Chapter 32 Statutes of Ontario, 2001). (1.1 MB PDF file)