The Ontario Association of Architects is committed to ensuring accessibility for people with disabilities. We are continually improving the user experience for everyone, and applying the relevant accessibility standards. "Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion" has been identified as a theme of the Ontario Association of Architects (OAA) as part of its five-year strategic plan. As a provincial regulating authority, the OAA exists to protect the public interest, which includes ensuring the architecture profession reflects the diversity of the Ontarians it serves.
The Ontario Association of Architects is committed to:
- providing its services in a manner that respects the dignity and independence of people with disabilities;
- giving people with disabilities the same opportunities to access and benefit from the same services, in the same place, and in a similar way as other members of the public and third parties, unless an alternate measure is necessary;
- serving all members of the profession, the public, and third parties, including people with disabilities, in ways that take into account their disability; and
- communicating with people with disabilities in a way that accommodates their specific requirements.
General questions, feedback, or concerns related to the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) can be directed to the OAA’s Human Resources team at either 416-446-6898 or OAAHR@oaa.on.ca. If you are an OAA member, you are also able to freely access CSA
B355-19, Platform Lifts and Stair Lifts for Barrier-Free Access, and CSA
B651-18, Accessible Design for the Built Environment for reading. Click here to learn more.
For questions and feedback about the accessibility of content on www.oaa.on.ca, including alternate-format requests, please contact us at 416-446-6898 or at OAAHR@oaa.on.ca. We value your feedback and are available to assist you at any time.
The OAA Website also includes further information related to accessibility, such as third-party Continuing Education sessions and other resources, with more added regularly. Click here to search.
Visiting the OAA Headquarters? We have designated accessible parking spaces and restrooms, as well as an elevator. Once at the building, you can request accommodation by clicking on the buzzer at the front door. (Any service disruptions will be posted.)
The OAA is committed to ensuring digital accessibility for people with disabilities. We are continually improving the user experience for everyone, and applying the relevant accessibility standards.
The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) defines requirements for designers and developers to improve accessibility for people with disabilities. It lists three levels of conformance: Level A, Level AA, and Level AAA.
The OAA Website strives to be conformant with Level AA. There may be some limitations for older material, including existing PDFs that have not yet been remediated for accessibility compliance. We continue to make ongoing efforts to either convert PDFs to HTML webpages, or include new PDF content going forward that is compliant. Please contact us to request PDF content in another format. Additionally, transcriptions are not available on some older videos. Please contact us to request a transcription.
Last Updated November 6, 2023.