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Digital Accessibility Newsletter
October 2020







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Free Webinar Series with CommonLook Kicks off October 22!

BoIA and CommonLook are partnering to bring you 12 free digital accessibility webinars over the next few months. Join overview sessions, advanced sessions, or both.

The first webinar in the series will take place on October 22: What Is Digital Content and Why Does It Need to Be ADA/AODA Compliant?

Learn More and Register for Free Webinars

AODA Deadlines Are Approaching

The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) requires WCAG compliance, and important deadlines are approaching.

  • December 31: Accessibility Compliance Reports are due for all businesses and nonprofits with more than 20 employees.
  • January 1: Websites of all businesses and organizations covered by AODA must be accessible to individuals with disabilities.

Private businesses and nonprofits with 50 or more employees, and public sector organizations, are required to be WCAG compliant.

AODA Compliance Report and Accessibility Plans

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Why Microsoft Announcing Work from Home Forever Matters

Microsoft is hardly the first company to update its outlooks to include more flexible work arrangements into 2021 and beyond, but we believe their track record, their employees, and tech industry competition make this a must-watch update for the advancement of accessibility.

Microsoft Remote Work and Accessibility

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Household Names Continue to Make Lawsuit Headlines

Website accessibility lawsuits continue at a high rate, and every day it seems a name we all recognize is making headlines.

New Online Accessibility Act Would Clarify ADA Accessibility Standards, Reduce Predatory Lawsuits, Say Bill's Sponsors

The Online Accessibility Act was introduced to Congress on October 2 by Congressmen Lou Correa and Ted Budd.

It would add Title VI to the ADA to specifically designate WCAG as the official standards for private businesses' consumer-facing websites and apps. Proponents believe clearer guidelines would result in greater accessibility and fewer predatory lawsuits.

"This bill ensures small businesses know what they need to do to be ADA compliant," said Rep. Correa.

Learn About the Online Accessibility Act

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