Under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, The University is required to make its websites and web content accessible:
- Beginning January 1, 2014, if you are launching a new public website and web content or doing a significant site refresh, the site and its content must conform with WCAG 2.0 Level A
- Beginning January 1, 2021, all public websites and web content posted after January 1, 2012, must conform with WCAG 2.0 Level AA other than than providing captions on live videos or addition descriptions for pre-recorded videos
To understand the requirements in more detail, attend an Open Discussion session or refer to the government references listed in the Resources section.
How to Make Your Website Accessible
Website owners and content editors are responsible for making their websites accessible (more information on content editor responsibilities). To learn how to make your website accessible, attend a Hands-On Training session (recommended), or refer to the Accessibility Guidelines and Evaluation Checklist sections.