Website Accessibility Matters For All.
There are 6.2 million Canadians living with vision loss and other disabilities, nearly 22 per cent of the total population of the country. Accessible websites matter to these millions of Canadians, and the positive user experience of an accessible website matters to millions more. In partnership with the Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB), Craft&Crew is supporting the thousands of Ontario organizations that need to comply with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) ahead of the government mandated deadline on June 30, 2021, as well as thousands more across North America who want a more accessible website for their visitors.
We are so thrilled to be partnering with Craft&Crew. Their passion for creating and designing accessible websites, without compromising on design or user experience makes them extremely well-aligned with our mission and cause.”
See Where Your Site Stands.
In partnership with CNIB, Craft&Crew will provide businesses with an audit that assesses the accessibility of their digital platforms to WCAG 2.0 Level AA standards. Businesses will receive a full report with remediation recommendations that blend accessibility with modern website user experience and user interface design best practices. Craft&Crew and CNIB’s Frontier Accessibility will conduct each audit together, with proceeds from the work going to CNIB Foundation.
The Audit Process.
As part of our website accessibility audit, CNIB's Frontier Accessibility and Craft&Crew will provide:
- Assessment of your site's representative pages, including multi-step forms, pop-ups and any other website features;
- Inspection of your site’s navigation system, including menus and links, to identify user tasks for later manual testing;
- Identification of your site's design and behaviour for accessibility review, such as drop-down menus, live updated data, form error handling and language switching;
- Automated website testing of representative pages;
- Manual inspection of each representative page on both desktop and mobile, including using screen-readers and magnifiers;
- A final report, including next steps and recommendations, the output of the automated testing tools, and screen recordings of manual testing in MP4 format with accessibility issues marked with visual callouts.
The false perception that an accessible website cannot be customer-centric has held businesses back from making meaningful changes to their web practices, even in the face of the AODA compliance requirements.”
Tehama Did It. You Can, Too.
If you're feeling motivated to make these key improvements, you're not alone! Our team is hard at work preparing detailed accessibility audits and recommendation plans for everyone from Canada's financial institutions to startups like Ottawa's Tehama, who realized that with their success of exceeding 50 employees as a private company also brings the onus of meeting AODA guidelines.
Don't Wait Any Longer.
The AODA deadline was recently extended, but that doesn't mean you should wait to meet (or exceed!) requirements. There's work to be done to help create a more accessible internet for millions of people living with a disability. Contact us today to learn more.