Guide for New Site Owners

How do I comply with AODA?

Tips and advice for anyone involved in governing a website that must comply with AODA.

Guide for Content Editors

How do I post accessible web content?

Tips and advice for anyone involved with maintaining accessible web content.

Guide for Web Developers

How do I build accessible websites?

Tips and advice for anyone involved in developing accessible websites.

Web Accessibility at the University of Guelph

The University of Guelph is committed to ensuring that our websites are accessible for all users. 

Accessible design principles are based on the philosophy that every person, regardless of circumstance/status, deserves access to information. The primary beneficiaries of accessible design are differently-abled individuals. For example, an individual with impaired vision will not benefit from a written transcript alone, and thus, information should be provided in an auditory form as well. 

Everyone will benefit when accessible design is implemented. When individuals have access to the same information in various formats, it allows for a great deal of control over the learning process, and thus, improves everybody's capacity to access information.

Official University of Guelph websites must comply with the Integrated Accessibility Standards Regulation (IASR) under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA).

By January 1, 2021, all University of Guelph internet websites must conform with Level AA of the WCAG 2.0, other than success criteria 1.2.4 Captions (Live) and success criteria 1.2.5 Audio Descriptions (Pre-recorded).

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If you are a University of Guelph site-owner, web developer or content editor, contact the AODA Web Team Email icon to receive updates about AODA web.