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Provincial Government Should be Setting the Example for New Website Launches

By Geof Collis
Badeyes Design and Consulting
October 31, 2009

Well it didn’t take long for me to find another so called “accessible website” through an article at “ONTARIO PROVINCIAL POLICE | OPP launches redesigned website enhancing public access to OPP information

The Author states;

To be inclusive of people with disabilities, the website was designed to meet current accessibility standards.

What standards would that be?

Surely not Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0(WCAG), or even WCAG 1.0!

Chamber Hears About Accessibility Act

BY Laurie Watt, STAFF October 29, 2009 06:10

Barrie’s Accessibility Advisory Committee got into the business of teaching customer service to the Greater Barrie Chamber of Commerce and Downtown Barrie.

Thanks to the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), municipalities have had to set up committees to help implement a series of provincial regulations that break down barriers for people with disabilities – be they physical (including vision and hearing losses), intellectual or mental health.

Site Check Certifications, Who Can You Trust?

By Geof Collis
Badeyes Design and Consulting
October 24, 2009

I recently read an article the first banking site in Canada to receive CNIB Site Check certification and just had to check it out.

Final Proposed Accessible Employment Standard

By Yosie Saint-Cyr, LL.B., Managing Editor,—Canadian Payroll and Employment Law News, October 2009

The final proposed accessible employment standard under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) has now been submitted to the Minister of Community and Social Services (the Minister) for consideration as law. The proposed standard is designed to help employers create equal employment opportunities for people with disabilities and sets out the specific actions (requirements) that employers must take to achieve this. If the minister recommends that the whole proposed standard, or parts of it, be turned into a regulation, this will start a process for it to become law in Ontario.

Status of the A.O.D.A

October 2009
By John Rae, 1st Vice President,
Alliance for Equality of Blind Canadians(AEBC)

Is Ontario now on schedule for achieving fully accessible employment, goods, services, facilities and buildings in the public and private sectors by 2025 as the Accessibility for Ontarians With Disabilities Act requires?

How much progress towards full accessibility has been made from June 2005 to the present?


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