Future of Web Accessibility in Canada

If you care anything about web and accessibility standards as much as I do, then you should be paying attention to a landmark that is challenging the Federal Government of Canada and it’s current state of web accessibility. Updated as of 29 November 2010

Updated as of 29 November 2010

If you care anything about web and accessibility standards as much as I do, then you should be paying attention to a upcoming case that is challenging the federal government of Canada and it’s current state of web accessibility.

From September 21 to the 23 of 2010, Donna Jodhan, a legally blind Canadian, will have her day in court. Ms. Jodhan’s challenge is that the federal government’s current web sites are inaccessibile to those with visual impairments.

As per the press release from Bakerlaw Accessible Justice, this case was originally filed 2006 when Ms. Jodhan attempted to submit and application using a federal government job web site and was unsuccessful, despite asking the government for assistance.

It is truly is a shame that it has to come to this point. But, people should have access to information regardless of one’s ability. I’ll definitely be monitoring this case as it develops.

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