What is the accessible Canada Act?
The Accessible Canada Act is federal accessibility legislation and its stated purpose is to achieve a barrier free Canada by 2040.
What are the 5 AODA standards?
The AODA is made up of five standards, as well as some general requirements, and they include the:
- Customer Service Standard
- Information and Communication Standard
- Employment Standard
- Transportation Standard
- Design of Public Spaces Standard
What does WCAG mean?
WCAG stands for “Web Content Accessibility Guidelines”.
WCAG is the international standard for web accessibility, developed by the W3C, the internet standard organization that is also responsible for HTML and CSS standards.
WCAG 2.0 has been a W3C recommendation since 2008.
When does WCAG 2.1 come into force?
WCAG 2.1 was made an official W3C recommendation on June 5, 2018.
What is the difference between WCAG 2.0 and 2.1?
WCAG 2.1 adds one new guideline and seventeen new success criteria to the existing WCAG 2.0. These success criteria extend WCAG 2.0 to improve accessibility for people using mobile devices and for people with low vision or cognitive impairments.
This means that everything you have been doing for WCAG 2.0 is still valid in WCAG 2.1. It also means that if you follow WCAG 2.1, you will, at the same time, be WCAG 2.0 compliant.