Website Accessibility Standards Compliance Service
Why make your website accessible?
15% of the world lives with a disability
According to the United Nations approximately 15% of the world population lives with some sort of disability.
If your website doesn’t cater to the needs of the disabled you could be missing out on more than a tenth of your global customer base.
The population is aging
Most baby boomers are already retired or are expecting to retire in the next 5 years
With the largest generation in Western history reaching old age, doesn’t it make sense to make sure your website is senior-friendly? Large fonts and high contrast web pages make it easier for this important demographic to use your website.
Google says you should
Google wants the web to be accessible, so they give more weight to websites that follow the rules.
Making your site accessible also makes it easier for search engines to crawl all of your content.
Cross browser/device compatibility
When your site is made to be accessible, older and lesser-known browsers can render it properly, reducing the chance of your site breaking in an older browser.
You built us a pretty easy to use website.
W3C WCAG 2.0
Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 includes several recommendations for making web content more accessible.
Here are some of the WCAG 2.0 guidelines:
- Provide text alternatives for all non-text content
- Provide synchronized alternatives for multimedia
- Ensure that information and structure can be separated from presentation
- Make it easy to distinguish foreground information from its background
- Make all functionality operable via a keyboard interface
- Allow users to control time limits on their reading or interaction
- Allow users to avoid content that could cause seizures due to photosensitivity
- Provide mechanisms to help users find content, orient themselves within it, and navigate through it
- Help users avoid mistakes and make it easy to correct mistakes
- Make text content readable and understandable
- Make the placement and functionality of content predictable
- Support compatibility with current and future user agents
- Ensure that content is accessible or provide an accessible alternative
We’ve helped numerous organizations comply with WCAG 2.0 and we can help you too. Whether you need your existing website audited and brought into compliance or want to make sure your new website is up to standard, we’re here to help.
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Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005
The Ontario government enacted the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act in 2005. This act lays the framework of province-wide mandatory standards on accessibility in all areas of daily life.
A big part of the act states that organizations with 50 or more employees must follow WCAG 2.0 for their web content. Organizations who are not in compliance may be subject to Administrative Monetary Penalties (fines).
Treasury Board of Canada Common Look and Feel (CLF) 2.0
In addition to legislation put forth by the government for organizations and institutions, the Canadian Government also has put forth standards for their own websites.
Common Look and Feel (CLF) 2.0 dictates how Canadian Government websites appear and function to ensure a consistent and straightforward user experience for Canadians.
We have experience working with CLF 2.0 and are capable of producing websites that follow the standard.