ACA / AODA Website Solutions
The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, or AODA, aims to identify, remove, and prevent barriers for people with disabilities. The AODA became law on June 13, 2005 and applies to all levels of government, nonprofits, and private sector businesses in Ontario that have fifty (50) or more employees (full-time, part-time, seasonal, or contract). The AODA includes requirements that all organizations must meet, with deadlines specific to an organization’s type and size.
The Accessibility Canada Act, or ACA, is a federal law in Canada that requires various industries to comply with accessibility rules. The ACA became law on July 11, 2019 and applies to government organizations, sectors that are federally regulated, and state-owned enterprises.
You must submit an accessibility compliance report if you are:
- A private or non-profit organization with 50+ employees
- A public sector organization
The organization that controls the website must meet the accessibility requirements.
The AODA is made up of five standards, as well as some general requirements, and they include the:
- Customer Service Standard
- Information and Communication Standard
- Employment Standard
- Transportation Standard
- Design of Public Spaces Standard
The AODA complements, but does not supersede, the requirements of accessibility and accommodation described under the Ontario Human Rights Code.
Accessible Website & Web Content
If your organization has more than 50 employees or is in a public sector organization, you also need to consider whether your website needs the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WGAC) 2.0. The WCAG is made up of twelve (12) guidelines that ensure that websites are perceivable, operable, understandable and robust. This requirement only applies to websites accessible to the public and does not comply with any intranet/internal website for you and your employees.
What We Offer
The Accessibility Interface (foreground App)
An interface session-based design and UI adjustment tool that makes accessibility modifications based on a user’s individual needs. All adjustments are compliant with WCAG 2.1 AA & AAA requirements.
AI-Powered Processes (background App)
AI machine learning technology uses contextual understanding and computer vision to address the complex, back-end requirements needed for screen reader and keyboard navigation adjustments.
We use two AI engines. The first, “Computer Vision”, is used for analyzing and describing images, while the other, “Contextual Understanding:, is used for learning the purpose and functionality of elements.
How It Works
You add a lone of code to the backend of your site and the Accessibility Interface instantly appears on the website. Additionally, the AI starts scanning and analyzing the website, in up to 48 hours the website is accessible and compliant with the AODA. The AI scans the website every 24 hours for new or revised content and will fix any errors it encounters.
What Happens If A Website’s Compliance is Challenged?
The program powers almost 100,000 websites in 5 different continents under many different legislations.
If for any reason the website’s compliance is challenged, it will provide a litigation support package.
|Number of Pages||Set Up Fee||Annual Cost|
|Up to 999 pages||$490||$690|
|Up to 9,999 pages||$790||$1950|
The program does not create captions to videos nor remediate PDF or SVG formats as part of the standard subscription. It would be priced separately if required.
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If you are unable to access the WCAG or would like us to help you with this process, please contact Raven5 at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 1-855-543-8345.