On-Demand Webinar: An Introduction to Web Accessibility
Part 1 of a 3-Part Webinar Series: Preparing for Ontario's Web Accessibility Requirements (AODA)
Are you compliant with Ontario's current web accessibility requirements (WCAG Level A)? Are you actively preparing to meet the Level AA requirements that come into effect on January 1, 2021? The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) and its website accessibility requirements can be difficult to understand—that's why held an accessibility webinar series to help guide you through them. Learn what web accessibility is, why it's important, what AODA's web requirements are, and how to build your roadmap to accessibility.
22% of Canadians aged 15 and older are living with at least one disability. An accessible website means you are inclusive to all—customers, employees, or prospects. Understanding web accessibility issues and how to tackle them can help make sure your organization is inclusive to all, while ensuring you are complying with your legal responsibilities.
Here are some of the important questions and topics we cover in Part 1:
- What is web accessibility?
- How does web accessibility impact visitors to my website?
- What are the benefits of an accessible website? (Hint: Improved SEO!)
- What role do I play in accessibility?
- The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG)
- Identifying web accessibility issues: Manual vs. Automated testing
Watch the Webinar
About the presenter, Jennifer Chadwick
Jennifer Chadwick is Siteimprove's Lead Accessibility Strategist and Consultant for North America. She drives business strategy for the Accessibility platform in the US and Canada, and guides the development of new accessibility initiatives based on end-user needs. A UX designer, developer, and certified usability analyst for over 14 years, she has helped several organizations to create their roadmap for accessibility through a process of adopting, implementing, and delivering inclusive design practices into their operations and culture.
About the presenter, Keith Bundy
Keith Bundy was born totally blind. He received primarily a mainstream education and earned a bachelor's degree in psychology, a bachelor's degree in philosophy and religion, and a master's degree in college student personnel work. He has worked for over 35 years in a variety of professional positions and is currently a digital accessibility consultant and trainer with Siteimprove. He is a Certified Professional in Accessibility Core Competencies, and he holds certifications in accessibility information and technology, JAWS for Windows, and NVDA.