Accessibility becomes law Jan 2021.
Will your website make the cut?

Web Accessibility Guidelines for Nonprofit Websites

People with disabilities may not see or otherwise understand your web pages, mobile apps, and digital tools. Those who have sight, hearing, or mobile impairments encounter barriers when trying to learn about the services they need.

The Ontario government’s Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) indicates that by law, as of January 2021, these organizations must to ensure that the public website is accessible to people with disabilities. Although there have been starting requirements since 2014, full compliance and a complience report must be files before the end of this year.

As of Jan 1st, 2021, all content must conform with WCAG 2.0 level AA criteria other than 1.2.4 (captions) and 1.2.5 (pre-recorded audio descriptions). This applies to all new content on a website, including all downloadable or viewable documents such as pdf’s, Word documents, Powerpoint, etc.

The internet is now the primary source of information for just about everyone so It’s important to ensure that people with disabilities and older generations are able to access information with ease. This is why the Ontario Government has set requirements for organisations such as yours to ensure fair access to information for everyone.

By December 31, 2020

You need to file an Accessibility Compliance Report

By January 1, 2021

All website content must be AODA Accessibility complaint

What is Website Accessibility?

It means creating a website that is inclusive to all visitors. The ultimate goal is to provide people with disabilities equal access to content on your website.

Keyboard Navigation

Ensuring that a website can be successfully navigated by keyboard alone. This includes everything from the menu, sliders and video content.

Screen Readers

Navigating a website with a screen reader like NVDA, Apple VoiceOver or Android TalkBack without missing any important information.

Descriptive Text

Images need to have appropriate descriptions and videos need to include closed captioning and full transcripts.

Design Elements

Intuitive, clean website design which is optimized for user experience, speed and accessibility.

You can learn more about becoming AODA Compliant by visiting the Accessibility Compliance Rules from the Ontario Government: www.ontario.ca/page/how-make-websites-accessible

If you want to get an idea of how accessible your current website is, visit: wave.webaim.org and type in your website address.

Media Mall can help you navigate all of the challenges of website accessibility.  We have developed accessible websites for many organisations and provided guidance and consultation for many others.

We even provide a free evaluation to help you determine whether your site needs to be made AODA Compliant.

Accessibility Compliance Rules from the Ontario Government can be found here: www.ontario.ca/page/how-make-websites-accessible

If you want to see how accessible your current website is, visit: wave.webaim.org

Let us help you become accessible

Media Mall can help you navigate all of the challenges of website accessibility.
We have developed accessible websites for many organisations and provided guidance and consultation for many others.

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