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Re: Do web-based applications need to be wcag compliant?

From: Mehrnaz Ahmadi <mahmadij@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 19:03:35 -0400
Message-ID: <CAFQxOgLZ4JOVO5gdYJZURoACkZEJLV5TaOWXJkn3Q1szHrL3uw@mail.gmail.com>
To: Wayne Dick <waynedick@knowbility.org>
Cc: Mohsen Mahjoobnia <mm14kl@student.ocadu.ca>, David MacDonald <david100@sympatico.ca>, David Woolley <forums@david-woolley.me.uk>, w3c WAI List <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Thanks everyone for your emails,

I'm a developer who is advocating web accessibility in my company.
Unfortunately, it is not easy to get everyone on the board and I'm trying
to make my point in my next meeting.
That's why I asked this question, since I'm being asked this over and over
again.

I have now enough information to go strong.

Thanks again.

Cheers,

Mehrnaz

On Thu, Sep 21, 2017 at 1:01 PM, Wayne Dick <waynedick@knowbility.org>
wrote:

> Dear Mehrmaz,
> I don't know about the local legal protocols, but I do know lack of access
> to applications is a serious problem for getting and keeping employment.
> People with visual impairments have a very low employment rate. A big part
> of that is lack of access to tools needed for work.
>
> If you comply, compelled or not, you will be doing a very good thing that
> will help some people work who might otherwise be unemployed.
>
> Wayne Dick
>
> On Wed, Sep 20, 2017 at 11:10 AM, Mohsen Mahjoobnia <
> mm14kl@student.ocadu.ca> wrote:
>
>> Hi Mehrnaz,
>>
>> I might be mistaking your question / concern, but my understanding is
>> that AODA follows WCAG 2.0 level AA. According to AODA, all internal facing
>> content (web, digital and print) for Ontario government and private
>> corporations has to be compliant by 2020 and all public facing has to be
>> compliant by 2016! Yes, Jan 2016 was the goal, but still in progress.
>>
>> I would suggest being Inclusive and accessible as much as possible. After
>> all AODA is the law, but being mindful of all and creating full accessible
>> content is Inclusion and human center design.
>>
>> Cheers
>>
>> M
>>
>> On Wed, Sep 20, 2017 at 11:56 AM, Mehrnaz Ahmadi <mahmadij@gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>>
>>> Thank you for the kind replies.
>>> We are under Ontario's AODA which applies to web-content on internet and
>>> intranet. So, it sounds like it does apply to the content web based
>>> applications.
>>>
>>> Thank you,
>>>
>>> Mehrnaz
>>>
>>> On Wed, Sep 20, 2017 at 10:52 AM, David MacDonald <david100@sympatico.ca
>>> > wrote:
>>>
>>>> In Jurisdictions where WCAG is required, applications at a URL would be
>>>> in scope, because WCAG defines a web page as follows.
>>>>
>>>> https://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG20/#webpagedef
>>>>
>>>> Some jurisdiction say that WCAg only apolies to public facing URL so
>>>> that is another consideration.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Cheers,
>>>> David MacDonald
>>>>
>>>>
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>>>> On Wed, Sep 20, 2017 at 10:39 AM, David Woolley <
>>>> forums@david-woolley.me.uk> wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> On 20/09/17 14:10, Mehrnaz Ahmadi wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> To help my company to be wcag compliant, I came across this question
>>>>>> a lot.
>>>>>> My understanding is that web-based applications need to be compliant.
>>>>>> Is that true?
>>>>>> Do I need to contact a lawyer for this question?
>>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> You need to contact a lawyer, as the answer is likely to vary from
>>>>> country to country.  In many countries the legislation may require
>>>>> accessibility but not name WCAG.
>>>>>
>>>>> Typically, though, if you are providing a public service, and the web
>>>>> application is the only way of doing so, it will need to be accessible to
>>>>> anyone who might reasonably want to use that service.
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>
>>
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