Is your organization required to meet WCAG 2.0 Level AA compliancy?
Effective January 1, 2021, certain organizations must ensure their website is WCAG 2.0 Level AA compliant and accessible for people with disabilities or face fines.
Which organizations are affected?
- a private or non-profit organization with 50+ employees; or
- a public sector organization
How does this affect you?
All PDFs, documents, audio and video files must be converted to WCAG 2.0 Level AA compliancy. In addition, colour contrast, font sizing, image descriptions, forms, keyboard-based navigation and more is required for compliancy.
By default, website content management systems (CMS) do not provide the required level of code/tagging support in their core framework – therefore, they do not provide WCAG 2.0 Level AA compliancy for visitors using a disability-based browser like “Jaws“.
We recommend you address WCAG 2.0 Level AA compliancy in two ways:
- Make AODA-compliant all PDFs, documents, video, audio files
- Install an AI-powered audit/remediation/maintenance tool for code/content support, screen-reader and keyboard navigation
Why an AI-powered audit/remediation/maintenance tool?
With the simple installation of a script, the compliance audit/maintenance tool dynamically audits and adds missing AODA-related tagging 24/7. After a 48hr period of audit and remediation, your site is brought into compliance*, then the tool monitors your site daily and dynamically adds tagging support as new content is added. *Note that this tool does not affect PDF, document, video or audio files – these items require manual AODA updating. Pricing is based on annual renewal – providing a worry-free, cost-effective answer towards meeting compliance.
Don’t confuse this AI tool with inexpensive plugins that only provide visual screen adjustments and do not add dynamic auditing/tagging support… where website content compliancy support is actually needed.