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Accessibility for Manitobans Act

Under The Accessibility for Manitobans Act, organizations need to consider the ways in which Manitobans interact with or access information, including on websites, to develop measures, policies and practices providing barrier-free information and communication.

Among other requirements, the Act mandates the following standards:

If an organization is launching or significantly refreshing a web application it must meet WCAG 2.1 level AA, at minimum. If an organization is publishing or updating website content, it must meet WCAG 2.1 level AA guidelines. Organizations must inform the public and employees that they can request information through a communication support or accessible format. Organizations must provide training to a person who communicates directly to the public or to another organization in Manitoba on behalf of the organization, including employees, agents and volunteers. Organizations must must have a process to receive and respond to feedback about accessible information and communication.

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