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Section 5 of the AODA requires colleges to incorporate accessibility criteria and features when procuring or acquiring goods, services or facilities, except where it is not practicable to do so. Section 6 applies the same requirements to designing, procuring or acquiring self-service kiosks. (Ontario Regulation 191/11 - Integrated Accessibility Standards Regulation)

Ontario Colleges AODA Procurement Toolkit

All stakeholders should be aware that accessibility features need to be considered when preparing to procure or acquire goods, services or facilities.

This toolkit has been developed for college employees responsible for carrying out and managing the procurement of goods, services and facilities on behalf of their college. It provides general considerations around incorporating accessibility into the procurement process, along with sample checklists and a list of resources.

Before you begin sourcing, you may need additional information about or access to specific accessibility standards, guidelines or best practices. For more information on ensuring AODA compliance and to be directed to the appropriate resource please contact Jennifer Curry Jahnke, AODA Project Manager. You can also contact Mohawk's procurement office and ask for help in obtaining additional information.

Ontario Colleges AODA Procurement Toolkit (opens PDF, 203kb)

Mohawk College's Purchasing Policy

Purchasing Policy CS-1202-2011 (opens PDF, 3.1mb)