Accessibility and Style Links
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
Government of Canada CLF (Common Look and Feel):
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
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/
Tools and Resources : http://www.section508.gov/index.cfm?FuseAction=Content&ID=8
HTML Validation Service: http://validator.w3.org/
Free HTML Validation Tools: http://www.thefreecountry.com/webmaster/htmlvalidators.shtml