Accessible Canada Act updated

Canadian Internet Law

The purpose of this Act is to benefit all persons, especially persons with disabilities, through the realization, within the purview of matters coming within the legislative authority of Parliament, of a Canada without barriers, on or before January 1, 2040, particularly by the identification and removal of barriers, and the prevention of new barriers, in … Continue reading “Accessible Canada Act updated”

6 Reasons Why Every Marketing Professional Needs to Create Accessible Content

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In today’s digital world, it’s more important than ever for businesses and marketers to ensure that their online content is accessible to everyone, including people with disabilities. In fact, making content accessible is not only a legal and business imperative, it’s also a social responsibility. Here are six reasons why marketers should make content accessible: … Continue reading “6 Reasons Why Every Marketing Professional Needs to Create Accessible Content”

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

10 Cardinal Sins of Web Design

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

Free Website Testing Tools

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”

Alt – who goes there? Adding ALT text to images

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Accessibility is one of the most important aspects of your website. But many of us don’t even know what website accessibility is! For those of you who don’t know, accessibility is about making the Internet available to everyone, regardless of any disabilities or challenges they might face. Not only is this the ethical responsibility of … Continue reading “Alt – who goes there? Adding ALT text to images”

Ramp up your Website Accessibility

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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

Ontario Accessibility Disability Act (AODA)

The Accessibility for Ontarians With Disabilities Act (AODA) is a law made in Ontario, Canada in 2005. This law aims is for the whole province to be fully accessible to everyone by 2025, stating that all organizations, like schools, businesses, and government offices, must make their services and places more friendly and easy to use … Continue reading “The Accessibility for Ontarians With Disabilities Act (AODA) became law on June 13, 2005”

W3C Announces New Website Content Accessibility Guidelines

W3C's WCAG Web Content Accessibility Guidelines

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 “W3C Announces New Website Content Accessibility Guidelines”

World Wide Web Consortium announces new accessibility standards

W3C's WCAG Web Content Accessibility Guidelines

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”