Website accessibility involves creating websites so that people with disabilities can use them. It’s about removing barriers and allowing all users to have the ability to find and get the information they need when they visit your website.
When a website is accessible it’s easier for people with disabilities to navigate, understand, and interact with the content.
Accessibility is a smart business move. And for some businesses it’s actually required (learn about the AODA website accessibility rules for Ontario businesses).
The Accessible Canada Act (ACA), Accessibility for Ontarions with Disabilities Act (AODA) and Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) rules are more than just a list of things that you need to check off for your website to be considered compliant. It requires a good grasp of the requirements, the expertise and often deep, meticulous and thorough work and testing to do it right.
It’s one of the best insurance policies for your business!
This depends. In Canada, different provinces have different compliance rules, For example Ontario’s web accessibility compliance rules are based on the type and size of he organization.
Aside from the compliance rules, web accessibility is the right thing to do regardless of the type or size of a business.Web accessibility is becoming an increasing concern and it’s not unlikely that it will be required for all websites in the future. Get compliant now and save yourself the trouble.