Provincial law requires that all websites must meet accessibility requirements under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). Any created or redesigned Humber website must adhere to these requirements.
For any questions related to AODA and WCAG compliance, please contact:
Commonly overlooked requirements include:
Some accessibility audit tools are available as browser extensions and standalone applications.
The basic requirement is to let the public and faculty and staff know that you will make written information and other forms of communication accessible, upon request. You could include a note on your website or promotional materials, create a sign or post a notice on a bulletin board.
If a person with a disability asks for accessible information or requires communication supports, work with them to figure out how to meet their needs.
You don’t have to have accessible formats on hand, but you need to provide the information in a timely manner.
This includes all print documents and information provided to the public on web sites and handheld devices.
Types of Accessible Formats Could include:
Types of Communication Supports Could include:
AODA legislation does not apply to software purchased from an external vendor AND is not for public use. Not for public use means: software used by students/staff for the purpose of academics and/or college operations and requires a username and password to access.
The difference between the spirit of accessibility and AODA compliance is described below.
Spirit of Accessibility
Resources for print materials:
Below are details about AODA standards, best practices and training for you or your Humber team to learn and follow.
Further Training and Support:
Humber Training and Support:
If you know of other AODA training opportunities, please forward to AODAfirstname.lastname@example.org to add to this list. Please review the above and let us know if you have any questions.
This program examines the importance of and teaches the best practices in creating accessible and inclusive internal and external communication materials.
This program examines the best practices in design and production of accessible and inclusive communications. Course will cover Adobe Creative Suite & Adobe Acrobat DC, examines WCAG 2.1 guidelines as applied in design and code. Best practices in Testing - tools, services and devices will be reviewed.