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Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) January 1, 2021 website requirements deadline approaching

November 19, 2020

Organizations that operate in Ontario should ensure their compliance with the AODA.

As of January 1, 2021, all public websites and web content that was posted after January 1, 2012 by businesses and non-profits with 50+ employees, as well as public sector organizations, must be accessible and meet WCAG 2.0 Level AA other than criteria 1.2.4 (live captions) and 1.2.5 (pre-recorded audio descriptions). Guidelines for how to comply are available here. Retail Council of Canada also offers other guidance and resources on Accessibility.

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