As stated by AODA, "Recognizing the history of discrimination against persons with
disabilities in Ontario, the purpose of this Act is to benefit all Ontarians by, a) developing,
implementing and enforcing accessibility standards in order to achieve accessibility for
Ontarians with disabilities with respect to goods, services, facilities, accommodation,
employment, buildings, structures and premises on or before Jan 1, 2025;
and b) providing for the involvement of persons with disabilities, of the Government of
Ontario and of representatives of industries and of various sectors of the economy in the
development of the accessibility standards."