CNIB Phone It Forward

Support CNIB by donating eligible devices that will be used to make a positive impact on the lives of individuals who are blind. If you’d like to donate your phone, please call 1-833-554-5020 to register it before you place it in the pre-paid Phone It Forward envelope. PhoneItForward.ca

Creating Accessible Websites is not only the right thing to do, it’s a marketing advantage!

Accessible websites open up your market to visitors who would otherwise leave because they aren’t able to navigate it or get all the information they need e.g. people with: vision loss who uses screen reader technology limited mobility who use a keyboard or assistive devices instead of a mouse to navigate hearing loss who needs … Continue reading “Creating Accessible Websites is not only the right thing to do, it’s a marketing advantage!”

Free Website Testing Tools Every Webmaster Needs In Their Toolbox

These website testing tools make it quick and easy to discover what you need to do to achieve maximum website ROI (return on investment). AChecker — Checks single HTML pages for conformance with accessibility standards to ensure the content can be accessed by everyone. Broken Link Check — Checker / Validator tells you which of … Continue reading “Free Website Testing Tools Every Webmaster Needs In Their Toolbox”

Ramp up your Website Accessibility

Mortar and glue, bells and whistles: everything’s ready to launch on your new company website. Or is it? Did you know that, as of January 2012, all new Ontario websites must adhere to specific standards of accessibility? The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), passed in 2005, obliges all organizations—from provincial government to small … Continue reading “Ramp up your Website Accessibility”

The Accessibility for Ontarians With Disabilities Act (AODA) became law on June 13, 2005

The Accessibility for Ontarians With Disabilities Act became law on June 13, 2005 and is making the Province of Ontario accessible by the year 2025, mandating rules that businesses and organizations will have to follow. Standards are in place for customer service now, and others including; transportation, employment, the built environment, information and communcations will … Continue reading “The Accessibility for Ontarians With Disabilities Act (AODA) became law on June 13, 2005”

New Accessibility Standards Announced

On 11 December 2008 W3C (World Wide Web Consortium) announced a new standard that will help Web designers and developers create sites that better meet the needs of older users and users with disabilities. Drawing on extensive experience and community feedback, Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 improves upon W3C’s groundbreaking initial standard for accessible … Continue reading “New Accessibility Standards Announced”

World Wide Web Consortium announces new accessibility standards

Today W3C (World Wide Web Consortium) announced a new standard that will help Web designers and developers create sites that better meet the needs of users with disabilities and older users. Drawing on extensive experience and community feedback, Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 improves upon W3C’s groundbreaking initial standard for accessible Web content, applies … Continue reading “World Wide Web Consortium announces new accessibility standards”

May 20th, 2021 is Global Accessibility Awareness Day!

How Apple, Firefox, Google, Microsoft Edge and Windows 10 feel about Accessibility Apple — https://support.apple.com/accessibility Firefox — https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/accessibility-features-firefox-make-firefox-and-we Google — https://www.google.com/accessibility/ Microsoft Edge — https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-edge/accessibility-features-in-microsoft-edge-4c696192-338e-9465-b2cd-bd9b698ad19a Windows 10 — https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/accessibility/windows?activetab=pivot_1:primaryr2