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Dean Mayo Moran to review Ontario’s accessibility laws

September 11, 2013

Legal expert’s review will help make Ontario accessible by 2025

TORONTO, ON — Ontario has appoint­ed Mayo Moran, Dean and James Mar­shall Tory Pro­fes­sor of Law at the Fac­ul­ty of Law, Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to, to lead a review of the province’s Acces­si­bil­i­ty for Ontar­i­ans with Dis­abil­i­ties Act (AODA).

Since the AODA became law in 2005, Ontario has estab­lished acces­si­bil­i­ty stan­dards for cus­tomer ser­vice, infor­ma­tion and com­mu­ni­ca­tions, employ­ment, trans­porta­tion and the design of pub­lic spaces.

The first review of the act was con­duct­ed by Charles Beer, for­mer provin­cial Min­is­ter of Com­mu­ni­ty and Social Ser­vices and was com­plet­ed in 2010. Beer’s review exam­ined the process for devel­op­ing acces­si­bil­i­ty stan­dards, munic­i­pal acces­si­bil­i­ty advi­so­ry com­mit­tees and the gov­ern­men­t’s admin­is­tra­tion of the AODA.

Mak­ing Ontario acces­si­ble for peo­ple with dis­abil­i­ties by 2025 is the goal of the AODA and will help build a fair soci­ety so that every­one can con­tribute their skills to our econ­o­my.

Quick Facts

  • One in sev­en peo­ple in Ontario has a dis­abil­i­ty and this num­ber is expect­ed to grow in an aging soci­ety.
  • The Act requires that with­in four years of com­ing into force, a review­er be appoint­ed to under­take a review of its effec­tive­ness, and that sub­se­quent review­ers be appoint­ed with­in three years of the pre­vi­ous report being tabled.
  • Dean Moran was appoint­ed to her cur­rent posi­tion at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to in 2006. Her appoint­ment was renewed for a sec­ond term in 2011.


For more infor­ma­tion, con­tact:

Lucian­na Cic­co­ciop­po
Direc­tor, Exter­nal Rela­tions
Fac­ul­ty of Law
Office: 416–946-0334