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Accessible documents, AODA, alternative formats

As a public organization, the university has a responsibility to ensure all communications are accessible to individuals with disabilities.

In January 2008, the Accessibility Standards for Customer Service became law, requiring organizations to comply with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). The objective of AODA is to make Ontario barrier-free by 2025.

In keeping with provincial legislation, the university must be prepared to provide alternative formats of traditional communication tools. This includes written documents, reports, brochures, forms, and also extends to multimedia tools, such as videos and uoit.ca.

For comprehensive information about the university’s Guide to Accessible Communications (covering topics such as creating accessible documents, fonts, text size, headings, margins, tables, alternative text, etc.) please consult the accessibility.uoit.ca website.

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