What you ought to know about AODA

  • 07:15 AM
  • 355 Wellington St #240, London Ontario

Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) was introduced in 2005 and it’s making quite an impact about how we create websites. Soon, it will be mandatory for many Ontario-based organizations to ensure their sites are compliant with the new standards or face substantial fines.

So what does this mean for you and your organization? Join us with some of the top experts from Digital Echidna to find out and get beginners’ steps to stay on the right side of AODA.

Brought to you by: Western Continuing Studies

When: April 17 | 7:30 – 9 a.m. (includes breakfast) | Doors open at 7:15, speaker at 7:45

Where: Western Continuing Studies | 355 Wellington St #240, London

Tickets: $25 IABC members and students | $35 non-members

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Register by April 14 at noon.

What you’ll learn

  • Top 3 mistakes that companies make to fall out of compliance
  • Accessibility = Responsive & SEO Benefits
  • Quick and easy compliance tests and next steps
  • The basic tenets of AODA as it relates to communicators

About our speakers from Digital Echidna

Jay Ménard – Content Strategist, Digital Echidna

With over two decades of concurrent media and corporate communications experience in London and Montreal, Jay brings a broad perspective to the emerging Content Strategy industry. Regardless of whether it was his early days as an English Language and Literature major at Western University to being the Editor-in Chief at The Gazette, to jobs in medical writing, Internet content curation, marketing communications, and social networking, Jay’s philosophy of delivering the right message to the right person in the way that best services them continues to resonate to this day. And in today’s era of accessible Web design those principles matter more than ever.



Victor Harris – New Business Manager, Digital Echidna

Victor Harris is the epitome of a people person – and nowhere is that more important than when it comes to working to help people overcome business challenges and find the right solution for their needs. It’s that “Aha” moment, when a client realizes how greatly an on-line tool has transformed their organization, that Victor loves most of all. Victor started his career earning an Honours BBA in marketing, but was subsequently diverted into a five-year sojourn into the world of finance. The lure of networking, marketing, and connections was too great to resist, and led him to embark on what has now become over-a-decade-long career in marketing, working with local, regional, and national clients.