Organizations have current and ongoing obligations under the Ontario Human Rights Code respecting non-discrimination. The Integrated Accessibility Standards Regulation and the Customer Service Standard do not replace or affect existing legal obligations under the Ontario Human Rights Code and other laws in respect to accommodation of people with disabilities. Organizations must comply with both pieces of legislation.
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Why is this site different than others?
This site has been optimized to afford access to the widest range of Internet user by following today’s Best Practices and Standards, as set out by the World Wide Web Consortium(W3C) Guidelines for Web Accessibility 2.0
Why make a site accessible?
By making your site accessible you allow the following groups the opportunity to access your website.
- Those who may not be able to see, hear, move, or may not be able to process some types of information easily or at all.
- Those who may have difficulty reading or comprehending text.
- Those who may not have or be able to use a keyboard or mouse.
- Those who may have a text-only screen, a small screen, or a slow Internet connection.
- Those who may be in a situation where their eyes, ears, or hands are busy or interfered with (e.g., driving to work, working in a loud environment, etc.).
- Those who may have an early version of a browser, a different browser entirely, a voice browser, or a different operating system.
Features of an Accessible Website
Here are some features, when implemented correctly,will help make a site accessible.
- Skip links that help you to move around the site faster.
- The use of WAI ARIA Landmark Roles where screen reader and browser supported, such as JAWS 10 and IE 8.0, just use the “semi-colon” command to move around the page.
- Easy to use and understand navigation.
- An ‘Accessibility Options’ page allows you to choose from several different styles of text and background colours, depending on your viewing needs.
- The use of semantic mark-up to help facilitate ease of reading and navigation.
- Descriptive text for all images not used for layout purposes.
- Meaningful link phrases.
- Valid XHTML and valid CSS.
- Accessible forms