Accessibility Services

Web accessibility design and development focused on using inclusive design patterns with AODA compliance.

By January 1, 2021, all public websites and web content in Ontario posted after 2012 will need to be AODA “AA” compliant. With hefty penalties for a non-compliant site, build a new web presence using Inclusive design principles so that compliance with AODA is resolved naturally, not simply a technical pass with tooling.

  • What are Inclusive Design Patterns?

  • What is “AODA”?

  • Do I need to comply?


What is Inclusive Design?

In a world of stairs, let’s build ramps.

Stairs are cheaper but have limits. They work for the majority of people, but not all. Ramps take a bit more planning and budget than stairs but can be used by everyone.

Picking ramps when stairs will do is an inclusive design choice. People who use stairs don’t even notice a ramp. People who use ramps will absolutely notice it’s not stairs.

  • Accessible design is good design.

  • Good design is rarely noticed.

The true R.O.I. from accessibility is to not only make your website more accessible but to also market to people with disabilities using accessibility as a market differentiator.

Inclusive design methods (designing with rather than for excluded users) can create elegant solutions that work well and benefit all.

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Need Answers?

What is the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA)

Do you need to comply?

What does the Law say about AODA?

"Inclusive design doesn’t mean you’re designing one thing for all people. You’re designing a diversity of ways to participate so that everyone has a sense of belonging."

Susan Goltsman
Microsoft Design - Building Inclusive Cities

Accessibility is important

Let all customers reach you.

Many businesses don’t know that they’re required to be “AA” compliant as of January 1st, 2021.

  • Get an assessment for AODA violations

  • Get an action plan to become WCAG 2/AODA compliant

  • Let’s build some ramps

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