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AODA Website Accessibility Compliance Webinar

The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) was introduced in 2005. Over the past nine years, businesses and organizations in Ontario have been required to change certain practices at their physical locations to assist people with disabilities.

Now, as of January 1, 2014, guidelines for website compliance are mandatory, forcing many Ontario-based organizations - including universities and colleges - to ensure their sites are compliant with the new standards or face substantial fines.

This video is a recording of an online webinar conducted for Ontario universities and colleges about website accessibility compliance and what they will need to do to ensure that their website is compliant with the latest AODA accessibility laws in Ontario.

This free online webinar will inform you about:
• AODA and Ontario Laws
• Website Accessibility Requirements
• Strategies, Services and Solutions for Compliance

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AODA Website Accessibility Compliance Webinar

  1. 1. Website Accessibility Compliance Webinar Understanding your AODA requirements, the accessibility laws that apply to your website, and how to achieve compliance
  2. 2. Today‟s Agenda 1. Moveable Online: Who We Are 6. Why is it Important? 2. Our Clients 7. What are the Most Common 3. Our Accessibility Services 4. Our Expertise on Accessibility 5. What is Web Accessibility (WCAG 2.0/AODA)? Accessibility Issues? 8. How Can We Help You? 9. Thank You
  3. 3. 1 – Moveable Online: Who We Are Web applications: Content Management Systems E-commerce Mobile e-procurement Professional Services: Accessibility Consulting Accessibility Testing Reporting
  4. 4. 2 – Our Clients
  5. 5. 3 – Our Accessibility Services Professional Services: Web Accessibility Assessment and Audits Accessibility Consulting Accessibility Testing Reporting Strategy
  6. 6. 4 – Our Expertise on Accessibility
  7. 7. Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario (RCDSO) • Accessibility consulting • Accessibility testing services • Report on findings • October – November 2013
  8. 8. Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) • Accessibility consulting • Accessibility testing services • Report on findings • November – December 2013
  9. 9. 5 – What is Web Accessibility? • AODA: Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act Web Accessibility • WCAG: Web Content Accessibility Guidelines • W3C: World Wide Web Consortium
  10. 10. 6 – Why is it Important? • An accessible site benefits millions of users • Users may not get the information they need from a non-compliant site • Users may be deterred from accessing your site if it is inaccessible to them
  11. 11. $100,000 fines per day for non-compliant corporations $50,000 fines per day for directors and officers
  12. 12. Meeting WCAG 2.0, Level A • Provide captions and text alternatives for images and multimedia Scholarship Applications Resources Contact Us Image123.gif image1.gif image2.gif image3.gif If a meaningful alternative (ALT) text has been provided, someone using a screen reader will hear: “Scholarship Applications Site Label”, followed by “Resources”, “Contact Us”. If no ALT text were provided, the screen reader may just read the file name associated with the image (e.g. image123.gif), or it might skip it as if it doesn‟t exist.
  13. 13. Meeting WCAG 2.0, Level A • Use strong contrast between text and background Too little contrast Sufficient contrast Text in this colour does not provide sufficient contrast against this background to be accessible for people with low vision. This combination of coloured text and background is accessible to people with low vision.
  14. 14. Meeting WCAG 2.0, Level A A • Make text resizing available • Create content that can be presented using assistive technologies without losing meaning (i.e. tables and charts) • Provide structured, keyboard-accessible content • Avoid time limits when asking users to provide a response or information Text Size: A A
  15. 15. Meeting WCAG 2.0, Level A • Avoid blinking images • Avoid the use of colour indicators • Help users find and navigate content by making links specific (not „click here‟) • Make tables and charts accessible to assistive technology
  16. 16. Meeting WCAG 2.0, Level AA Everything from Level A, plus new criteria, including: • Provide captions for all live audio content • Provide ability to resize text up to 200 percent without loss of content or functionality • Headings and labels describe topic or purpose • When errors are detected (e.g., form inputs), suggestions for correction are provided to the user
  17. 17. Meeting WCAG 2.0, Level AAA Everything from Level A & AA, plus new criteria, including: • Provide captions for all pre-recorded synchronized media and all prerecorded video-only media • All functionality of the content is operable through a keyboard interface • When an authenticated session expires, the user can continue the activity without loss of data after re-authenticating • Web pages do not contain anything that flashes more than three times in any 1 second period
  18. 18. Pro Tip Make your web content accessible at Level AA now This will reduce the amount of changes you‟ll have to make to your website down the road. It may also reduce the requests you receive for accessible formats or communications supports.
  19. 19. How do I know what I‟m required to do? • If you are unsure about the accessibility level you are required to meet, or by when, the Government of Ontario has prepared an AODA Compliance Wizard to help you:
  20. 20. 7 – What are the Most Common Accessibility Issues? 1. Poor colour contrast 2. Missing text alternatives 3. Inaccessible PDFs 4. Blinking images 5. Unclear link descriptions
  21. 21. 8 – How Can We Help You? 1. Accessibility Assessment 2. Information Architecture 3. Development 4. Quality Assurance
  23. 23. For inquiries, please contact: Armand D’Oliveira Business Development Manager Office: (416) 532-5690 ext. 229