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Accessible Canada Act

Under this legislation, the Government of Canada will develop document and website accessibility standards and regulations in priority areas such as employment, the built environment, and the design and delivery of programs and services. Organizations under federal jurisdiction will be required to follow accessibility regulations and to develop accessibility plans describing how they will identify, remove and prevent barriers across their operations. They will also be required to establish processes for receiving and dealing with feedback about the implementation of their accessibility plan and about any barriers that a person may have encountered in dealing with the organization. Organizations will also have to publish regular progress reports describing the implementation of their plans, feedback received, and how that feedback has been taken into consideration.

Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat Standard on Web Accessibility

All departments defined in the Financial Administration Act are required to make the public-facing websites they’re responsible for compliant with WCAG 2.0 requirements. The objective of this standard is to ensure a high level of Web accessibility is applied uniformly across Government of Canada websites and Web applications.

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