Include everyone, keep everyone

No matter where you live in Canada — from British Columbia to Newfoundland and Labrador— you’ve likely noticed ‘web accessibility’ becoming an area of greater focus for governments and organizations in recent years. We’ve seen federal accessibility legislation become law, the release of new statistics surrounding disability in Canada, and a growing public awareness of digital inclusivity as we approached the January 2021 deadline for Ontario web accessibility requirements. 
Many will be surprised to learn that the number of Canadians who identify as having a disability is growing. In fact, 22% of Canadians aged 15 years and older have at least one disability that limits their everyday activities — that’s up from a reported 13% in 2012. These disabilities can be related to pain, flexibility, mobility, vision, hearing, dexterity, learning, memory, or development. People are enabled by assistive technologies, but your site may not be compatible.

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