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Companies under pressure to comply with Ontario’s new website accessibility rules

Companies under pressure to comply with Ontario’s new website accessibility rules

https://www.thestar.com/business/2021/06/03/companies-under-pressure-to-comply-with-ontarios-new-website-accessibility-rules.html

“TORONTO – Time is running out for Ontario companies to show their websites comply with new standards making them more accessible for people with disabilities or face fines of up to $100,000.

Provincially regulated private-sector and not-for-profit organizations with more than 50 employees must ensure their sites are accessible for people with vision, hearing or other disabilities under legislation that took effect in January.

However, the Ford government has given until the end of this month for organizations to self-report on their compliance with international standard Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG).

The WCAG guidelines, which are updated regularly much like software, outline how websites, smartphone apps and other digital tech can be used by people with a range of disabilities.”

 

Posted on: June 7, 2021, 6:09 am Category: Uncategorized

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