Friday, March 18, 2016

Ontario employers warned about web accessibility - HRMONLINE

Originally published: March 17, 2016

Employers across Ontario are being warned to not overlook the importance of web accessibility when it comes to complying with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act.

Leading employment lawyer Jessica Young says that, under the AODA Information & Communication Standard, all organizations (other than private sector employers with fewer than 50 workers) are required to enhance web accessibility through compliance with the World Wide Web Consortium Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG).

“Any new internet website or content on those sites must conform to the WCAG 2.0 Level A,” she reveals – adding that, after January 1, 2021, all internet websites and their content must conform to the WCAG 2.0 Level AA.

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