The Canadian Marketing Association has recently partnered with the Government of Ontario to help CMA members comply with new digital accessibility regulations.
As of Jan. 1, 2014, large organizations (50-plus employees) operating in Ontario must ensure that any new websites and web content meets requirements outlined in the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. These include writing web content in clear language, providing alternate text for images, and ensuring that individuals can navigate the website using only a keyboard.
The CMA will develop and coordinate a series of webinars and seminars, as well as written and audio-visual material to educate marketers of the new requirements and ensure they meet the requirements on Ontario's accessibility laws.
More information can be obtained by contacting CMA's Cristina Onosé, Manager, Public Affairs.