WCAG 2.0 requirements

If you're planning a new website, here’s something you want to think about: WCAG 2.0: Accessibility.  Designing your site in a way that is accessible to all persons or varying abilities.  It’s not that hard to do, if you plan it upfront, but it’s a pain as an afterthought.  I’ve been dealing with it a lot lately and thought I'd share.

Ontario MINISTRY OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, EMPLOYMENT & INFRASTRUCTURE

  • Public sector organizations, businesses and non-profit organizations (50+ staff) 2014
  • New public websites and web content must conform with WCAG 2.0 Level A. 2021

All public websites and web content posted after January 1, 2012, must conform with WCAG 2.0 Level AA other than criteria 1.2.4 (captions) and 1.2.5 (pre-recorded audio descriptions).

Some organizations don't fit into the 50+ number of employees, but it might not be a bad idea to include WCAG 2.0 requirements in your final spec anyway, so it’s over and done with.  Either way, think about it.  It's important to serve all people through your most important communication tool, your Drupal website.

There's a great blog on how it impacts the Province of Ontario, Canada here: Ontario.ca Chooses Drupal - A Win for the AODA

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