Sandy Feldman: Making websites accessible and complying with the AODA

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December 28, 2018

This session is about creating accessible web sites. I will talk about:

Ontario’s accessibility requirements
Some tips for creating accessible code
Free tools to test for accessibility
WordPress themes that are accessibility ready and
Gutenberg and accessibility

People with disabilities can’t use Gutenberg effectively. Larger organizations who implement it may face legal fallout.
The WordPress accessibility community is rallying to make WordPress do the right thing by disabled users. I will talk about those efforts, as well as the efforts of the Gutenberg team to improve its accessibility.
Attendees will learn about:

how blind people use the web
creating accessible web sites
the guidelines that help you know what to do
free tools to test for accessibility and
accessibility ready WordPress themes

According to the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) beginning January 1, 2021 all public websites and web content posted after January 1, 2012 must meet WCAG 2.0 Level AA. Learn about meeting this requirement.
https://www.ontario.ca/page/how-make-websites-accessible.
Beginning January 1, 2014: new public websites, significantly refreshed websites and any web content posted after January 1, 2012 must meet Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 Level A.
Beginning January 1, 2021: all public websites and web content posted after January 1, 2012 must meet WCAG 2.0 Level AA other than criteria 1.2.4 (live captions) and 1.2.5 (pre-recorded audio descriptions).

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WordCamp Toronto 2018 17

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Sandy Feldman 1

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Accessible 9

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