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    An Overview of Canada’s Accessibility Laws: A Look at the Old and the New

    One in seven Canadians over the age of 15 has a disability of some kind, according to Statistics Canada, whether it’s related to hearing, vision, mobility, memory or something else. Three-quarters of Canadians with disabilities have more than one kind1. For these individuals, being able to participate in society on par with their fellow citizens […]

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    Why You Should Go Beyond ADA Website Compliance

    The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal law that bans organizations from discriminating against people with disabilities in the course of doing business. Since using the Internet to serve and inform customers is very much a part of the way we do business, organizations’ websites are unequivocally covered by this law. These websites […]

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    Web Accessibility Toolbars: 7 Pros, 8 Cons of Automated Testing Tools

    Web accessibility – the elimination of online digital barriers – is crucial to ensure that customers and clients with disabilities can browse for information, purchase products, pay bills and use other online services. When these individuals run into accessibility problems, they can prevent them from completing these tasks. A web accessibility toolbar is one type […]

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    The WCAG 2.1 Final Draft is Here – And It’s Doable

    Last December, we discussed the new update to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG), which will be made official in a few months. WCAG is the world’s most widely used set of technical requirements for making digital content (web pages, apps and electronic documents such as PDF files) fully accessible to people with disabilities. The […]

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    Accessibility Checker: A First Step in Engaging a Wider Audience

    When digital properties such as websites are designed to be accessible, it means they can be used by people with different types of disabilities. It means that audio content is captioned for people who are deaf, visual content has text alternatives for people who are blind, timeout features can be adjusted or turned off for […]

  • Designer doing ADA compliant website test

    Choosing the Right ADA Compliant Website Test: 7 Questions to Ask

    There are countless websites on the Internet that cannot be read or used by members of the world’s largest minority: people with disabilities. According to the National Business & Disability Council at The Viscardi Center in Albertson, New York, at least 90 percent of government and e-commerce websites in the U.S. have barriers that prevent […]

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    6 Must-Haves to Ensure the Workplace is ADA Compliant

    Ensuring that your business is entirely inclusive for employees and job applicants with disabilities is more than just an ethical obligation, it is a legal requirement laid out by the federal government. While the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) has existed since 1990, many employers may still have questions about how to fully comply with […]

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    Why the WCAG 2.0 Guidelines are Used So Widely

    The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) is a set of technical requirements to follow when you want to make sure a website or app can be used by the largest group of people, including those with disabilities. (Note: Although you’ll frequently hear people use the term “WCAG 2.0 guidelines,” it’s actually redundant, when you think […]

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    Why Providers of Healthcare Should Care about Section 508

    Section 508 of The Rehabilitation Act compels federal government agencies to make all of its electronic information and technology fully usable by people with various disabilities. This means that websites, software, webinars and PDF user guides, to name a few examples, have to meet specific accessibility requirements to comply with the law. The revised Section […]

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    6 Reasons Why Your Organization Needs a Digital Accessibility Policy

    Digital accessibility means that electronic documents and information can be easily used by people with disabilities. If you have a policy to be digitally accessible, it means that your company is committed to ensuring its website, mobile apps, PDF documents, electronic statements and invoices and job application forms are all free of barriers that might […]

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