Learn about our campaign to get the Ontario Government to enact a Strong and effective Built Environment Accessibility Standard under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act

In 2007 or 2008, the McGuinty Government appointed the Built Environment Standards Development Committee under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act to develop recommendations for a Built Environment Accessibility Standard to address barriers that persons with disabilities face in Ontario's built environment. That Standards Development Committee presented its final recommendations to the Ontario Government in the summer of 2010

The following links trace the history of efforts to get a strong and effective Built Environment Accessibility Standard enacted in Ontario.

Please send us feedback on this saga to aodafeedback@gmail.copm

What's New

2013 Updates

2012 Updates

SEND US FEEDBACK ON OUR DRAFT BRIEF TO THE MCGUINTY GOVERNMENT ON ITS AUGUST 15, 2012 DRAFT ACCESSIBILITY REGULATION TO ADDRESS BARRIERS IN THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT OF PUBLIC SPACES

http://aodaalliance.org/strong-effective-aoda/09202012.asp

ATTEND THE TORONTO SEPTEMBER 18 2012 PUBLIC FORUM DISCUSSION BY PANEL OF EXPERTS ON MCGUINTY GOVERNMENT'S PROPOSED REGULATION TO ADDRESS BUILT ENVIRONMENT BARRIERS IN PUBLIC SPACES

http://www.aodaalliance.org/strong-effective-aoda/09112012.asp

Download in MS Word format the McGuinty Government's August 15 2012 draft Public Spaces Built Environment Accessibility Standard Regulation

http://www.aodaalliance.org/docs/Public-Spaces-Built-Environment-Accessibility-Standard-Regulation-draft.doc

MCGUINTY GOVERNMENT POSTS A DRAFT PARTIAL BUILT ENVIRONMENT ACCESSIBILITY STANDARD TO ADDRESS BARRIERS IN PUBLIC SPACES, NOT INSIDE BUILDINGS SEND THE GOVERNMENT FEEDBACK BY OCTOBER 1, 2012- STILL NO WORD ON WHEN AN ACCESSIBILITY STANDARD IS COMING TO ADDRESS BARRIERS IN BUILDINGS

http://www.aodaalliance.org/strong-effective-aoda/08172012.asp

AODA ALLIANCE PRESSES TWO CABINET MINISTERS ON PLANS TO FINALIZE THE OVERDUE BUILT ENVIRONMENT ACCESSIBILITY STANDARD THAT THE MCGUINTY GOVERNMENT LAST AUGUST PROMISED TO ENACT "PROMPTLY"

http://www.aodaalliance.org/strong-effective-aoda/06042012.asp

WHAT PLANS DOES THE MCGUINTY GOVERNMENT HAVE FOR KEEPING ITS 2011 ELECTION ACCESSIBILITY PROMISES? SEVEN CABINET MINISTERS REPLY TO OUR INQUIRIES BUT GIVE VERY FEW SPECIFICS

http://www.aodaalliance.org/strong-effective-aoda/05042012.asp

2011 Updates

TO MARK INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES, AODA ALLIANCE IDENTIFIES MAJOR ACTIONS NEEDED BY KEY ONTARIO CABINET MINISTERS TO ADVANCE ONTARIO TOWARDS FULL ACCESSIBILITY

http://www.aodaalliance.org/strong-effective-aoda/12052011.asp

AODA ALLIANCE WRITES NEW MINISTER RESPONSIBLE FOR THE AODA TO LIST KEY ACCESSIBILITY PRIORITIES

http://www.aodaalliance.org/strong-effective-aoda/11012011.asp

AODA ALLIANCE HOLDS QUEEN'S PARK NEWS CONFERENCE ON EVE OF ELECTION CAMPAIGN TO UNVEIL THE POLITICAL PARTIES' PLATFORMS ON DISABILITY ACCESSIBILITY

http://www.aodaalliance.org/strong-effective-aoda/090220116.asp

Comparison of the Major Parties' 2011 Election Commitments on Disability Accessibility

http://www.aodaalliance.org/strong-effective-aoda/090220115.asp

AODA ALLIANCE WRITES THREE POLITICAL PARTIES TO REQUEST 2011 ELECTION COMMITMENTS

http://www.aodaalliance.org/strong-effective-aoda/07192011.asp

WHEN WILL A BUILT ENVIRONMENT ACCESSIBILITY STANDARD BE ENACTED?

http://www.aodaalliance.org/strong-effective-aoda/07082011.asp

MAJOR VICTORY FOR ONTARIANS WITH DISABILITIES MCGUINTY GOVERNMENT ENSHRINES ACESSIBILITY REQUIREMENTS IN ITS NEW 10-YEAR INFRASTRUCTURE PLAN

http://www.aodaalliance.org/strong-effective-aoda/07042011.asp

2010 Updates

MCGUINTY GOVERNMENT POSTS FINAL PROPOSED BUILT ENVIRONMENT ACCESSIBILITY STANDARD

http://www.aodaalliance.org/strong-effective-aoda/092010.asp

2009 Updates

Download the Initial Proposed Built Environment Accessibility standard as an MS Word file

http://www.aodaalliance.org/docs/0709-proposed-built-environment.doc

MCGUINTY GOVERNMENT RELEASES INITIAL PROPOSED BUILT ENVIRONMENT ACCESSIBILITY STANDARD FOR PUBLIC COMMENT

http://www.aodaalliance.org/strong-effective-aoda/07242009.asp