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”
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”
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”
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”
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”
WCAG 2.0 is like a rulebook that web developers (the people who create websites) use to make sure their sites are easy to understand and navigate for everyone, even people who have disabilities or difficulties in seeing, hearing, or using a mouse.