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Inclusive Design (Accessibility)

By January 1, 2021 all public websites and web content posted after 2012 will need to be AODA “AA” compliant*. With hefty penalties for a non-compliant site, build your new web presence with Inclusive design and have “AA” compliance coded in!

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Virtually(Creative) offers web accessibility design and development focused on using inclusive design patterns with AODA compliance.

What is "AODA"?

“The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, or AODA , aims to identify, remove, and prevent barriers for people with disabilities.” – Government of Ontario

Do I need to comply?

The requirements and deadlines you need to follow depend on the type and size of your organization. You are exempt if you are self-employed and do not have employees. We can help you navigate digital compliance issues for the following sectors:

What some companies don’t know is that they already need to be compliant! Don’t get caught with a beautiful website, but it’s not accessible to a majority of Ontarians.

  • Beginning January 1, 2014: new public websites, significantly refreshed websites and any web content posted after January 1, 2012 must meet Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 Level A
  • Beginning January 1, 2021: all public websites and web content posted after January 1, 2012 must meet WCAG 2.0 Level AA other than criteria 1.2.4 (live captions) and 1.2.5 (pre-recorded audio descriptions)

* “Accessibility rules for businesses and non-profits” (Source: https://www.ontario.ca/page/accessibility-rules-businesses-and-non-profits)