Accessibility and Style Links

Notes

            Canadian Human Rights Act

                        All individuals have an equal opportunity to make for themselves the lives they are able and have their needs accommodated

                        requires employers to accommodate up to a point where such accommodation would impose undue hardship on the employer

 

            Persons with disabilities represent 4.7% of the Public Service work force.

            75% are in administration positions.

            Equal number men and women.

            80% between 35-54.

 

In Canada as a whole:

            33% have post-secondary degrees

            disposable income is about $25 billion

            85% experience limitations at work

            80% of accommodations required cost less than $500

 

Standards

Government of Canada CLF (Common Look and Feel):

Website: http://www.tbs-sct.gc.ca/clf-nsi/index_e.asp

Self Assessment Guide: http://www.tbs-sct.gc.ca/clf-nsi/guide/guidetoc_e.asp

 

Web Accessibility Initiative: http://www.w3.org/WAI/

            Business Case for Accessibility: http://www.w3.org/WAI/bcase/

            Essential Components for Accessibility: http://www.w3.org/WAI/intro/components.php

Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0 (Current Standard): http://www.w3.org/WAI/intro/wcag.php

 http://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG10/

http://www.w3.org/WAI/References/QuickTips/

http://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG10-CORE-TECHS/

http://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG10-HTML-TECHS/

http://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG10-CSS-TECHS

                        Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 (proposed)

                                    Home Page: http://www.w3.org/WAI/intro/wcag20

                                    Quick Reference: http://www.w3.org/WAI/WCAG20/quickref/

                        Inaccessiblity of CAPTCHA: http://www.w3.org/WAI/intro/captcha.php

 

US Federal Government - Section 508 Accessibility: http://www.section508.gov/

Guide: http://wiht.link/section508guide

            FAQ: http://www.ittatc.org/technical/experts/questions.php?sid=61c88142d1529a00e2aaf2e3eb7f6e3d#basic

            Tools and Resources : http://www.section508.gov/index.cfm?FuseAction=Content&ID=8

Tools

HTML Validation Service: http://validator.w3.org/

Free HTML Validation Tools: http://www.thefreecountry.com/webmaster/htmlvalidators.shtml