Governments at both federal and provincial level have set new higher standards for themselves and organizations that work with them. There are also new provincial website accessibility regulations that will affect a large number of organizations, public and private, such as Ontario’s AODA (Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act) legislation.
In this environment, more and more organizations need to have staff who are trained in the principles and practices of web accessibility. For this reason, CNIB is offering a course, Introduction to Web Accessibility for web developers, web designers and anyone else involved in the content and implementation of websites.
The course is essentially a more easily digestible form of the internationally recognized standard for web accessibility, the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.0), which form the basis of any new regulations or legislation in this area.
The next session of this course will run on November 22nd, 2011. It is a full day course, located at our national headquarters on Bayview Ave in Toronto.
If you think your organization could benefit from training some of your staff in web accessibility, please contact CNIB’s Digital Accessibility Services by email: email@example.com, or by phone: 416-486-2500 x4222.