Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act

Ensuring Compliance with AODA: Ventri Door Technologies Leading the Way in Accessibility

The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) sets the standards for creating inclusive environments for people with disabilities in Ontario. As part of the drive to make all public spaces accessible by 2025, the AODA has specific regulations regarding entrances and bathrooms, which are critical areas for ensuring full accessibility. Ventri Door Technologies is dedicated to helping businesses meet these requirements through our advanced automatic door solutions for front entrances and accessible bathrooms.


Under AODA regulations, public entrances must be accessible to individuals with disabilities. This includes:


  1. Automatic Doors: Entrances should be equipped with automatic door openers to ensure ease of access.
  2. Door Width and Clearance: The doors must be wide enough to accommodate wheelchairs and other mobility devices. The standard minimum width is 860 mm (34 inches).
  3. Smooth Entry: Thresholds and doorways should be flush with the floor to prevent tripping hazards and facilitate smooth entry for wheelchairs and walkers.

Sliding Doors


Swing Doors


AODA standards for accessible bathrooms include:


  1. Automatic Doors: Bathrooms should also feature automatic doors to aid those with mobility impairments.
  2. Space Requirements: Bathrooms must have sufficient turning space for wheelchairs, which typically means a minimum of 1.5 meters in diameter.
  3. Fixtures and Hardware: Sinks, toilets, and other fixtures should be easily reachable and operable by individuals with various disabilities. This includes automatic flushing systems, touchless faucets, and hand dryers.

Door Controls


Swing Doors

2025 Compliance Deadlines

As the 2025 deadline approaches, it is crucial for businesses to ensure their compliance with AODA regulations. The law mandates that all public spaces must be fully accessible by January 1, 2025. Non-compliance could result in significant penalties and damage to a company's reputation.


Steps to Achieve Compliance


  1. Conduct Accessibility Audits: Regularly assess your premises to identify areas that need improvements. This should include a detailed review of entrances and bathrooms to ensure they meet AODA standards.
  2. Develop an Accessibility Plan: Create a comprehensive plan outlining the steps needed to achieve compliance by 2025. This should include timelines, budget estimates, and the identification of responsible parties for each task.
  3. Implement Upgrades: Start implementing necessary upgrades as soon as possible. Prioritize high-impact areas like entrances and bathrooms to ensure that these critical zones are accessible.
  4. Employee Training: Train your staff on AODA compliance and the importance of accessibility. This will ensure they understand the regulations and can assist in maintaining compliance.

How Ventri Door Technologies Can Help

Ventri Door Technologies offers a range of automatic door solutions designed to meet AODA requirements and enhance the accessibility of your building:

  1. Front Entrances: Our automatic sliding and swinging doors provide seamless and convenient access for all users. They are designed to be easily integrated into existing structures, ensuring compliance with minimal disruption.
  2. Accessible Bathrooms: Our automatic door systems for bathrooms are equipped with sensor technology, ensuring hands-free operation, which is crucial for individuals with limited mobility.

Retrofitting Existing Buildings

Retrofitting an existing building to comply with AODA can seem daunting, but with the right approach, it can be a smooth process. Here’s how Ventri Door Technologies can assist:

  1. Assessment and Planning: We start with a thorough assessment of your current entrances and bathrooms to identify areas that need modification.
  2. Customized Solutions: Based on the assessment, we provide tailored solutions that align with AODA standards while also fitting the aesthetic and functional needs of your building.
  3. Installation and Support: Our team of experts handles the installation process efficiently, ensuring minimal downtime for your operations. We also offer ongoing support and maintenance to keep your automatic doors in optimal working condition.


Meeting AODA regulations is not just about compliance; it’s about creating an inclusive environment for all individuals. Ventri Door Technologies is committed to supporting businesses in this endeavor through our innovative automatic door solutions.  By adhering to these guidelines and utilizing advanced solutions from Ventri Door Technologies, businesses can ensure they are ready for the 2025 AODA compliance deadline, making their spaces welcoming and accessible to everyone.

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