VPAT® Guide

VPAT® stands for Voluntary Product Accessibility Template. A VPAT is a document that helps procurement agents quickly assess your digital product’s accessibility. VPATs are issued for a wide range of digital products including web products, desktop applications, software, and hardware. What is it? A VPAT is an overview that addresses the accessibility of a product…Read Full Post

Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) Overview

Web accessibility starts with conformance to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG).  The WCAG are technical standards published by the Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) to make the web more accessible. Versions There are three primary WCAG versions to consider as we near 2021: 2.0 2.1 2.2 Think of…Read Full Post

Section 508 Compliance Testing for Websites

This quick guide will help you understand how to make your website Section 508 compliant. The Law Section 508 (29 U.S.C. § 794d) is an amendment to the Rehabilitation Act that requires the federal government procure, maintain and use information and communications technology (ICT) that is accessible to people with disabilities. ICT includes online training,…Read Full Post

What is Digital Accessibility

Digital accessibility is the process of making that which is electronic accessible to everyone, including persons with disabilities. Difference Between Web vs. Digital Accessibility Web accessibility involves making everything online – websites, apps, documents – accessible whereas digital accessibility is more broad and encompasses the web but also all things electronic including hardware and non-web…Read Full Post

AODA Website Compliance Requirements for Ontario 2021

The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) has a multitude of requirements that span different entities and organizations. In this guide, I’ll focus specifically on digital compliance (e.g., websites and apps). To keep things simple, I have only focused on the key requirements of the AODA. Read the full text of the law on…Read Full Post