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From: Glenda
Date: Aug 19, 2004 2:50PM


Thanks Julian,

Curious, does the ODA have much in the way of teeth? Could an Ontarian file
a complaint under the ODA?

Any idea where other provincial governments are on this issue? When I wrote
the report for the BC Government, I tried researching what other provinces
were doing, but had no luck. I would love to find funding to study this and
then put together a Canadian web accessibility portal.

Cheers,
Glenda

Soaring Eagle Communications

-----Original Message-----
From: julian.rickards [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ]
Sent: Thursday, August 19, 2004 12:37 PM
To: WebAIM Discussion List
Subject: Re: [WebAIM] seeking Canadian information



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.

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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.

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