As of January 1st 2021, under the AODA, all public sector organizations must ensure their Internet websites and web content adhere to Level AA standard as defined by the World Wide Web Consortium Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0.
The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) Office has partnered with the Centre for Learning, Leadership & Culture (LLC) to offer a variety of training sessions for staff and librarians to learn more about these new guidelines and how we can work to ensure that our content is as accessible as possible.
We have a range of upcoming AODA sessions scheduled, including:
- Accessibility & Procurement
- Web Content Accessibility Crash Course
- Accessibility & Language
- Planning and Hosting Accessible Online Events
- Accessibility and Social Media
If you are unable to register for a session or are interested in a topic that is not currently covered, we would like to hear from you! Please contact Ben Poynton for more information on how you can get involved.
Compliance and Consultation
We are committed to improving the quality of our internal and external websites. Our team can help conduct web audits for U of T departments as well as provide strategic advice and consultations during the design and development phases of your project.
Why request an Audit?
An AODA audit will help provide you with a thorough review of your website’s accessibility, as well as strategies for making any necessary changes.
When Should you request an Audit?
Audits can be requested at any time during the lifecycle of a website but are especially critical in the early design and development phases. Early detection of accessibility issues can help prevent unexpected development costs and flag potential problems for your site visitors.
Legal and Procurement
- Accessibility Language for Procurement Agreements
- Accessibility rules for procurement
- Report on Accessible Media, Ontario Council of University Libraries (includes list of captioning services)
- Summaries of the Requirements of the Integrated Accessibility Standards Regulation, Access ON
- Creating Accessible Documents: Adaptive Technology Tip Sheet
- Captioning Key – Captioning Guidelines
- Resource for Educators, Council of Ontario Universities