Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) Initiatives at Waterloo

The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) was passed in 2005 with the goal of making Ontario accessible for people with disabilities by 2025.  The Act consists of 5 standards:  Customer Service, Information and Communications, Design of Public Spaces, Transportation, and Employment. 

The University of Waterloo is committed to making our campus communities inclusive and accessible for persons with disabilities studying, visiting or working at Waterloo.

Procurement & Contract Services is committed to ensuring that accessibility factors are considered in advance of all University acquisitions.

In conjunction with the Accessibility Specialist, and in addition to internal accessibility checklists to assist those acquiring goods and services on behalf of the University of Waterloo, Procurement and Contract Services refers to the Council of Ontario Universities' Accessible Procurement Guide