Blog entries from the "accessibility" blog.
If your organization is a designated public sector organization (municipalities, universities, etc.), or is a large organizations with over 50 employees in Ontario, your website will be required to comply with Ontario Regulation 191/11, s. 14 (4) of the AODA: Accessible websites and web content. Here is what we understand of the requirements (please check the AODA yourself to ensure that you are meeting its requirements):
Our client, the Deaf Literacy Initiative (DLI), asked us to review their site and to make colour-scheme adjustments that would benefit those with visual disabilities. An increasing number of people, due to conditions such as cataracts or glaucoma, are finding it difficult to read text (printed and on screen).
I recently had the opportunity to meet with a varied group of web developers, policy directors, and Internet users from the private, public and government sectors at a11yYOW, Ottawa's First Accessibility Unconference, which took place at Ottawa City Hall on Friday, December 2nd.