In Part 1 and Part 2 of this series, the Accessibility Directorate of Ontario answered questions regarding websites being significantly refreshed, mobile apps and micro-sites.
Here is the last question we posed to them. To see who falls under a "Large Organization" or "Designated Public Sector Organization" or "Small Organization"; see Part 1 and Part 2 of this Series.
Question: What are the obligations of a Large Organization, a Designated Public Sector Organization and a Small Organization if it is asked to make its website accessible?
Answer: Organizations have to meet requirements for accessible websites as outlined in the table below. In addition, organizations will have to meet requirements under Section 12 to provide accessible formats and communications supports to people with disabilities upon request. This may include providing accessible formats or communications supports for information that is posted online.
Click here to view the table.
Additional information on requirements related to accessible websites and accessible formats/communications supports are available in the following resources:
- Integrated Accessibility Standards Regulation Policy Guidelines (see Section 12- Accessible Formats and Communications Supports; and Section 14- Accessible Websites and Web Content).
- Integrated Accessibility Standards Regulation (O. Reg. 191/11)
To help organizations more easily understand and prepare to meet their obligations under theAccessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 ("AODA"), the government has created an AODA Compliance Wizard. The Wizard asks organizations to answer a series of questions and provides them with a personalized list of requirements that they must comply with, as well as additional tools and resources such as information documents and best practices. The Wizard is available at the following link: AODA Compliance Wizard.