An introduction to web accessibility
In Part 1 of our 3-Part webinar series, Preparing for Ontario's Web Accessibility Requirements (AODA), we discuss what web accessibility is and why it's important.
Are you compliant with Ontario's current web accessibility requirements (WCAG Level A)? Are you actively preparing to meet the Level AA requirements that come into effect on January 1, 2021? The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) and its website accessibility requirements can be difficult to understand—that's why held an accessibility webinar series to help guide you through them. Learn what web accessibility is, why it's important, what AODA's web requirements are, and how to build your roadmap to accessibility.
22% of Canadians aged 15 and older are living with at least one disability. An accessible website means you are inclusive to all—customers, employees, or prospects. Understanding web accessibility issues and how to tackle them can help make sure your organization is inclusive to all, while ensuring you are complying with your legal responsibilities.
Here are some of the important questions and topics we cover in Part 1:
- What is web accessibility?
- How does web accessibility impact visitors to my website?
- What are the benefits of an accessible website? (Hint: Improved SEO!)
- What role do I play in accessibility?
- The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG)
- Identifying web accessibility issues: Manual vs. Automated testing
About the Presenters
Jennifer Chadwick - Lead Accessibility Strategist
Jennifer Chadwick is Siteimprove's Lead Accessibility Strategist and Consultant for North America. She drives business strategy for the Accessibility platform in the US and Canada, and guides the development of new accessibility initiatives based on end-user needs. A UX designer, developer, and certified usability analyst for over 14 years, she has helped several organizations to create their roadmap for accessibility through a process of adopting, implementing, and delivering inclusive design practices into their operations and culture.