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AODA Website Accessibility
Compliance at York: Open
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What is Web Accessibility?
Taking into account the various ways people with
disabilities (e.g. vision loss or low vision, hearing loss,
mobility and dexterity disabilities) navigate the web and
understand web content
Accessibility for Ontarians with
Disabilities Act (AODA)
Legislation that requires Ontario to develop, implement
and uphold accessibility standards for persons with
Ontario Accessibility Standards
• Accessibility Standards for Customer Service
• Integrated Accessibility Standards Regulation (IASR)
• Part 1: Employment
• Part 2: Information and Communications
• Section 14: Accessible websites and web content
• Part 3: Transportation
• Part 4: Design of Public Spaces
IASR, Part II, Section 14:
Conformance with Web Content
Accessibility Guidelines 2.0
14 (2) Designated public sector organizations and large
organizations shall make their internet websites and web
content conform with the World Wide Web Consortium
Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0,
initially at Level A and increasing to Level AA, and shall
do so in accordance with the schedule set out in this
WCAG 2.0: Levels, Success
Criteria, and Sufficient Techniques
• To meet a level of conformance: web pages need to
satisfy all the Success Criteria up to that level
• e.g. to meet Level AA conformance, need to satisfy all
Level A and Level AA Success Criteria
• Sufficient techniques: techniques that are considered
sufficient to meet the Success Criteria
WCAG 2.0: Example of Success
Criteria and Sufficient Technique
• Success Criteria 1.3.1: Information, structure, and
relationships conveyed through presentation can be
programmatically determined or are available in text.
(Level A)
• Sufficient Technique H42: Using h1-h6 to identify
IASR, Part II, Section 14: Schedule
14 (4) Designated public sector organizations and large
organizations for their internet websites shall meet the
requirements of this section in accordance with the
following schedule:
January 1, 2014
By January 1, 2014, new internet websites and web content
on those sites must conform with WCAG 2.0 Level A
New internet website
• a website with a new domain name
• or a website with an existing domain name undergoing a
significant refresh
New internet website at York
• a website with a new domain name, e.g.:
• central web account (e.g. www.yorku.ca/something)
• WordPress site
• web-based application
• a significant refresh consists of changing more than
50% of the following for a site:
navigation and structure
design / look and feel
or cumulative total of these elements
Websites that are public and within
our control
• not intranets or extranets
• websites, web-based applications and web content that
you can modify in some way
Web content
• e.g. text, images, audio, video, forms
• also includes documents (e.g. PDF, Word, Excel,
Additional aim for January 1, 2014
In addition, York will aim for having any page or document
created or modified as of Jan 1, 2014 to conform with
WCAG 2.0 Level A, except components that are shared
across pages of a site (e.g. template, widgets)
January 1, 2021
By January 1, 2021, all internet websites and web content
must conform with WCAG 2.0 Level AA, other than i)
success criteria 1.2.4 Captions (Live), and ii) success
criteria 1.2.4 Audio Descriptions (Pre-recorded)
Content published after January 1,
• all public pages and documents that were published
after Jan 1, 2012 must conform
• don’t have to modify content published before January
1, 2012, but when requested content needs to be
provided in an accessible format
Additional aims for January 1, 2017
To meet these requirements, York will aim for the following
by Jan 1, 2017:
• having all new pages and documents meet WCAG 2.0
Level AA compliance
• having plans produced detailing how all pages and
documents published between Jan 1, 2012 and Dec 31,
2016 are going to meet WCAG 2.0 Level AA compliance
by Jan 1, 2021
Educational and work materials
For the following areas related to educational and work
materials, a mechanism must be in place to provide an
accessible version when requested if it's not already
• web-based educational and training resources and
• student records
• information on program requirements, availability and
• information needed in order to perform an employee's job
• information that is generally available to employees in the

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