To meet the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, we must meet the Level A standard for Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 by January 2014. Get the Core Resources to meet the Level A standard here.
Last Updated: Mar 8, 2016
This guide provides core resources only so you can assess your websites for compliance to Level A standards for WCAG 2.0.
- WAVE website
Web-based version of WAVE, a tool to check for accessibility issues on your website. Good for any browser: just enter the URL of the site you want to test.
- WAVE Toolbar
Get the Firefox extension that checks for accessibility issues.
- Fangs Screen Reader Emulator
Get the Firefox extension that generates text similar to the output of screen readers. It allows a sighted user to better understand the experience that a screen reader user would have.
Use it by right-clicking on the page.
- 1.1 Text Alternatives
Provide text alternatives for any non-text content so that it can be changed into other forms people need, such as large print, braille, speech, symbols or simpler language.
- 1.2 Time-based Media
Provide alternatives for time-based media.
- 1.3 Adaptable
Create content that can be presented in different ways (for example simpler layout) without losing information or structure.
- 1.4 Distinguishable
Make it easier for users to see and hear content including separating foreground from background.
- 2.1 Keyboard Accessible
Make all functionality available from a keyboard.
- 2.2 Enough Time
Provide users enough time to read and use content.
- 2.3 Seizures
Do not design content in a way that is known to cause seizures.
- 2.4 Navigable
Provide ways to help users navigate, find content, and determine where they are.
- 3.1 Readable
Make text content readable and understandable.
- 3.2 Predictable
Make Web pages appear and operate in predictable ways.
- 3.3 Input Assistance
Help users avoid and correct mistakes.
- 4.1 Compatible
Maximize compatibility with current and future user agents, including assistive technologies.