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Why website accessibility matters

website accessibility

The Federal Court of Appeal has upheld a legally blind woman’s 2010 legal victory over the federal government, ordering the government to make its websites accessible to blind persons. It may not be a case under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, but it does show us how website accessibility matters and has an impact on promoting accessibility for persons with disabilities.

 

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Government to appeal ruling over website accessibility for visually impaired

On January 11, 2011, the Treasury Board Secretariat announced that the federal government will file an appeal of a court decision that ordered Ottawa to make all government websites accessible to the blind within 15 months.

 

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