(This article and webinar was sponsored by AODA Online, an enterprise level web accessibility and monitoring software built in Ontario. To conduct a free 25-page scan or book a demo visit, visit aodaonline.com)

In Ontario, building websites that are more accessible to people with physical disabilities has become a hot and legal topic.

According to the Integrated Accessibility Standard Regulation (IASR) under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), if your organization is public sector or has over 50 or more employees working in Ontario (private or non-profit), when building a new website in the next several years, that new website must adhere to the Web Accessibility Content Guidelines (WCAG 2.0) Level A.

Last week, tbk Creative and AODA Online held a webinar, demonstrating and answering important questions like:

  • Is my organization obligated under the web requirements in the AODA (Integrated Accessibility Standards) and when?
  • Providing five real examples of WCAG 2.0 Level A guidelines for HTML being contravened online
  • Demonstrating from start to finish how to make a PDF accessible

We further answered questions like:

  • Does my company’s intranet fall under the AODA?
  • Does my company’s password-protected customer portal fall under the AODA?
  • How do third-party web apps on my website (ie. a social media feed) that are contravening WCAG 2.0 apply? Is my website contravening the Act as a result of these third-party apps?
  • What penalties and fines can exist?

To listen to the webinar recap, access the video below:

A transcript of the Web Accessibility & The Law webinar.
(Note: To turn captioning on in the video: start the video, press the ‘CC’ in the bottom right of the video player, and press ‘ON’).