Accessibility

Accessibility For Ontarians With Disabilities Act

The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, or AODA, aims to remove and prevents barriers for people with disabilities.

The AODA requires all public sector organizations to meet Web Content Accessibility Guideline (WCAG) 2.0 AA Compliance by January 1, 2021. In order to meet these standards, we have implemented a variety of features including:

  1. Photos have been applied with alternative (alt) text. Alt text allows users with vision loss and those using a screen reader to hear a description of a photo.
  2. The website is designed and programmed to function across all devices including mobile, tablet, and desktop. The website can be used across all browsers and with assistive technologies like screen readers.

As this is a new website, we will be continually testing the functionality to ensure it remains compatible with all devices and browsers. If you would like the information in an alternative format or would like to submit your feedback you can contact SAMSSA by mail at 1936 Hunter Street, Sudbury P3E 2S4 or by phone 705-522-2606.