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Accessibility Plans

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Organizations, other than small organizations, must develop an accessibility plan.

An accessibility plan outlines the steps that your organization will take to prevent and remove barriers to accessibility and how the requirements of the regulation will be met.

If you belong to an organization other than a small organization, you must:

  • Establish, implement, document, and maintain a multi-year accessibility plan.
  • Post the accessibility plan on your website, if you have one, and provide the plan in an accessible format on request.
  • Review and update the accessibility plan at least once every five years.

If you belong to the Government of Ontario, the Legislative Assembly, or a designated public sector organization, you must also:

  • Establish, review, and update your accessibility plan in consultation with people with disabilities.
  • Prepare an annual status update on your progress in implementing your plan, including steps taken to comply with the requirements of the regulation.
  • Publicly post the status update on your website, if you have one, and provide it in an accessible format on request.

When do you need to comply?

Organization Type Compliance By
Government of Ontario and Legislative AssemblyJanuary 1, 2012
Large designated public sector organizationsJanuary 1, 2013
Small designated public sector organizations and Large organizationsJanuary 1, 2014

Small organizations with 1 to 49 employees are not required to prepare accessibility plans.

Refers to a private or not-for-profit organization that provides goods, services or facilities to the public or to other organizations and has one to 49 employees in Ontario. It does not include the Government of Ontario, Legislative Assembly, or designated public sector organizations.