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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.

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For more information, contact:

Lucianna Ciccocioppo
Director, External Relations
Faculty of Law
Office: 416-946-0334
Lucianna.ciccocioppo@utoronto.ca
www.law.utoronto.ca
@UTLaw