Accessible websites are good for you and your business

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Contact us to find out if any of these guidelines apply to you.

Regardless of legal requirement, creating accessible websites is good for you and your business.

We are dedicated to creating websites that are beautiful in appearance and fully accessible.

AODA

Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act(AODA)

For 10 years, public, private and non-profit organizations across Ontario have been working together to improve the everyday lives of people with disabilities. We have been helping our clients ensure their web presence reflects this drive towards an accessible Ontario.

Not sure if your project requires AODA compliance?

Government entities must have compliant websites as of 2012, but for large (50 employees or more) private organizations (including not-for-profit organizations), the obligations started on January 1, 2014.

Still not sure? Take this short survey to find out: https://www.appacats.mcss.gov.on.ca/eadvisor/

WCAG

Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) are part of a series of web accessibility guidelines published by the Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), the main international standards organization for the internet. Wiki page here.

According to the legal stipulations of WCAG businesses that have an online presence should provide accessibility to disabled users. Not only are there ethical and commercial justifications for implementing the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines, there are also legal reasons. If a business’s website does not meet the Accessibility Guidelines, then the website owner could be sued for discrimination.

We are experienced in producing websites and applications that meet and exceed WCAG compliance from single A to AAA.

WET toolkit

WET toolkit is an award-winning front-end framework for building websites that are accessible, usable, interoperable, mobile friendly and multilingual. It is backed by the Government of Canada, conforms to WCAG 2.0 level AA, and leverages WAI-ARIA to further enhance accessibility.

We are experienced at implementing WET and by utilizing this framework we are able to drive down costs and improve overall results.

  • I worked with Palmer Andersen on many projects that required WCAG AA compliance. They were able to ensure the finished project not only passed all our accessibility requirements but also produced well-structured and optimized code. I would have no hesitation using them on our next project and highly recommend them to others. James has a depth of experience around accessibility that allows him to think outside the box to meet user needs while meeting or exceeding AODA standards. His ability to identify potential issues and his patient problem solving make James an invaluable asset to any project.

    Chris Zimmerman The Co-operators

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