WebAIM - Web Accessibility In Mind

E-mail List Archives

Re: seeking Canadian information


From: julian.rickards@ndm.gov.on.ca
Date: Aug 19, 2004 1:35PM

ODA (Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2001) recommends that GOV.ON.CA web
sites meet Priority 2 of the WCAG.

Unfortunately, after the major thrust of fall 2002 when all ministries went
ballistic trying to comply by Dec 31, 2002, it seems that accessibility has
fallen by the way side. The ODA committee is trying to resurrect interest in
accessibility again to maintain the work. I constantly run across pages, web
sites, web applications that do not meet even Priority 1 standards.

Julian Rickards
A/Digitial Publications Distribution Coordinator
Publication Services Section,
Ministry of Northern Development and Mines,
Vox: 705-670-5608 / Fax: 705-670-5960

-----Original Message-----
From: glenda [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ]

I assuming the ODA covers web accessibility to some degree.