Is your Website AODA compliant?
Did you know that one in five (22%) of the Canadian population aged 15 years and over has at least one disability, if not more? That counts for over 6 million individuals in Canada in 2017!!
Can you imagine how likely it is that one of those 6 million individuals is trying to access your website and fails to do so because it is not compliant with their particular disability? Not only is this insensitive to many of your potential customers, but your business could be suffering because of it. Ever since January 2nd, 2021, there have been official government consequences and fines for workplaces and websites that have barriers to participation by individuals with disabilities.
The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) improves the existing accessibility policies, lay out clear rules, deadlines, enforcement systems, and penalties for non-compliant businesses. Among other things, AODA codified standards for web accessibility. Try clicking on the wheelchair symbol on the bottom left corner of your screen to see this compliance product at work. Contact us today if you’d like your website to become AODA compliant.
Need help making your website compliant?
Are you looking to make your website AODA Compliant? Contact DigiHype Media today and we can help you make your website accessible.
Ref: Canadian Survey on Disability – Reports A demographic, employment and income profile of Canadians with disabilities aged 15 years and over, 2017 | LDAC-ACTA.