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

From: Mohsen Mahjoobnia <mm14kl@student.ocadu.ca>
Date: Wed, 20 Sep 2017 14:10:58 -0400
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To: Mehrnaz Ahmadi <mahmadij@gmail.com>
Cc: David MacDonald <david100@sympatico.ca>, David Woolley <forums@david-woolley.me.uk>, w3c WAI List <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
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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