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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!


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)