AODA Training Online
AODA requires businesses and non-profits who conduct operations on the territory of Ontario to train their staff on how to interact with individuals suffering from various disabilities. The latter include both visible and non-visible impairments ranging from vision or hearing loss to learning disorders, developmental disabilities, and more. The aim of this training is to render workplaces more open and inclusive to vulnerable people.
Price per course:
- British Columbia
- New Brunswick
- Nova Scotia
- Prince Edward Island
- Northwest Territories
- Newfoundland and Labrador
- 2 h 00 mins on-demand course videos
- 6 modules (OHS Standards Compliant)
- 1 tests (OHS Standards Compliant)
- Certificate of Completion (PDF)
- Unlimited Exam Attempts
- Instant Access
- Access on mobile, tablet or desktop
- Dedicated Support
- Following the latest standards
What Is AODA?
In 2005, the Legislative Assembly of Ontario passed the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). This ruling officially made AODA training a legal requirement for anyone who works in the province of Ontario.
The program is designed to help workers better interact with people with disabilities. Upon completion of the course, employees will be able to offer excellent customer service, as well as establish tailor-made business to business relationships with individuals suffering from various impairments.
Who Needs AODA?
AODA training is mandatory for paid workers (new or current), volunteers, consultants, contractors, services and/or goods providers, and even board members. The Ontario legislature mandates that accessibility training be commenced immediately after a new worker is hired, which is why recruiters often pay more attention to candidates who have already completed an AODA course.
Industries where AODA training is imperative include, but are not limited to:
- Pharmaceuticals and Healthcare,
- Office Work,
- Hospitality and Tourism,
- Education & Research,
- Agriculture and Food,
- Logistics (Shipping and Warehousing).
Who Is Responsible for AODA Training?
Ontarian legislation clearly states that it is the employers’ responsibility to facilitate access to AODA training as soon as possible after a new employee is hired, as a way to ensure the continuity of accessible work environments and appropriate customer interactions.
In addition, staff members are legally required to undergo this training and apply what they have learned throughout their interactions with disabled individuals. Because of the immediacy of this certification, many job candidates acquire their AODA certification prior to their interview, as a way to enhance their CVs.
What Do You Need to Learn?
AODA training includes a variety of techniques that are meant to help workers render their customer service and work environments more accessible to people who suffer from various impairments. Employees will be taught how to appropriately interact with colleagues, professionals, and clients who are afflicted by specific disabilities. The course’s ultimate aim is to establish a series of respectful and attentive behaviors meant to cater for the needs of vulnerable categories.
How Long Is the Certificate Valid?
Ontario workers will be required to re-take their AODA certification regularly, often on a yearly basis. Even though the legislation was implemented over a decade ago, many employers and workplaces still fail to abide by these standards.
What Other Courses Should I Take?
People who purchase AODA training often do so together with Conflict Resolution, Office Ergonomics, and Workplace Harassment.
For a complete list of safety courses required by a specific line of work, please navigate to our consultation page, where training programs are grouped by occupation. The aim of these courses is to help employees and their employers create a safe work environment that is nurtured by an informed culture of workplace safety.
What Will You Learn?
Module 1 – Introduction to AODA 15:00
Throughout this module you will learn about: What AODA is, Legislation, Benefits of Being Compliant with AODA & Accessibility Policy Plan Outline.
Module 2 - Information and Communication Standards 20:00
Throughout this module you will learn about: Communication Factors, Website and Web Contents, Formats and Communication Supports & Awareness Training.
Module 3 - Employment Standards 20:00
Throughout this module you will learn about: Recruiting, Interviewing, Hiring & Accommodation.
Module 4 - Transportation Standards 20:00
Throughout this module you will learn about: Transportation Standards, Training, Conventional Transportation & Specialized Transportation.
Module 5 - Design of Public Spaces Standards 15:00
Throughout this module you will learn about: Public Spaces, Recreational Trails, Outdoor Areas & Accessible Parking.
Module 6 - Customer Service Standards 30:00
Throughout this module you will learn about: Purpose of Customer Service Standards, Customers with Physical, Visual and Hearing Disabilities, Accessibility Features & Service Animals and Support Persons.
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Hassle-Free Online Training
eSafetyFirst is the convenient, hassle-free online training solution for anyone who needs fast AODA Training training or re-training. This course isn’t your average, bland workplace safety course that workers forget. Each module is engaging, memorable, and fun! Employers benefit from our bulk pricing and fast, simple training. Employees can get their practice out of the way fast and have fun doing it!
How it works for Private Individuals
The process is actually very simple. Simple as 1, 2, 3
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After you have completed your purchase, you can start your training immediately, from your account.
Start the training
You have unrestricted course access and unlimited exam attempts until you pass.
If you passed all the exams, you will immediately receive a certificate which you can download and print.
How it works for Employers
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Create a group and train a large workforce at once. Group Trainings have never been that easy to take.
Track your workers training progress, download a copy of their certificate and renew their safety training program, directly from your account.
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Course credits do not expire until they are used
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Individual TrainingNo Minimum Size Convenient for Workers
- Take the course anywhere, anytime.
- Pause and Resume whenever you need to.
- Access from any device and browser.
- Unlimited Exam Attempts
Group TrainingMinimum Group Size: 6 Workers Convenient for Employers
- Train a large workforce at once.
- Stop chasing each worker to complete the training.
- Know which questions your workers fail.
- One Exam Re-Attempt per Module.
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With eSafetyFirst, you do not have to chase instructors for your paperwork or wallet cards. With our training system, you can get the certificate in the same day or you can learn at your own pace and decide when you want to finish your training.
How AODA Training Online Training Benefits You
Cheapest and most convenient
In today’s fast paced society, AODA Training online courses have become the cheapest and most convenient solution to get your safety training done.
Save Time and Money
With AODA Training online training, you no longer need to schedule appointments, commute to a training facility and spend hundreds to thousands of dollars on courses and materials, all because an offline training facility can’t keep up with modern solutions due to human resources.
Pause, Resume or Retake Exams
It is also significantly more convenient to opt for the AODA Training online training because it gives the attendant the option to start the training at any given time and gain full control of the content. AODA Training Online courses empower you with the option to pause, resume, and even retake parts of the training that you did not fully master on your first try.
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