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From: Trafford, Logan
Date: Feb 28, 2014 7:35AM


Hi All.

I’m just looking for feedback (opinions) from others in this industry.

Here in Ontario, we are under the direction of the AODA (Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act) which stipulates our websites must be WCAG A compliant, moving to WCAG AA. Of course, like any large organization we are faced with resistance from certain departments whose material, while posted to a public site, is not necessarily meant for true public consumption.

So my question is this. Are there times when an FTP site is an acceptable practice for target audiences (thereby bypassing the “law” per se).

Removing my own personal opinion (I am on the side of making all documents accessible..period, end of story) I am just looking for opinions from others. Perhaps some of you have faced similar situations with 508.

thanks

Logan Trafford
Web Intermediate Systems Developer/Integrator (WCAG Compliance)
Corporate Accessibility Office
City of Ottawa
613-580-2424 x13598



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