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WebSavvy

Inclusive Design Research Centre OCAD University

We offer accessibility services that help organizations, governments, corporations, and non-profits ensure their offerings are inclusive.

Consulting

The best time to get accessibility advice on your project is right from the start! But whether you are at the wireframe stage, have a site in development, or are implementing the changes recommended by an audit, we can guide you in creating an accessible website at any time in your design and development process.

Audits

Website accessibility evaluations are available for web sites (including web applications and mobile web apps) to check conformance with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0.

Conforming to WCAG 2.0 is key to ensuring usability by diverse users and for meeting the various legislative requirements that are emerging around the world:

  • Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA)
  • Section 508 of the US Rehabilitation Act (Section 508)
  • Australia's Disability Discrimination Act (DDA)
  • and many others.

Training

Website Accessibility

Group training is available for both technical and non-technical audiences. Training sessions cover:

  • How people with disabilities use the Web.
  • The inclusive business case.
  • A detailed overview of how to meet WCAG 2.0.
  • How to perform your own accessibility evaluations.
  • Authoring tool support for WCAG 2.0.

Office Document Accessibility

Group training is also available on creating accessible office documents (Word, PDF) with Microsoft Word and Adobe Acrobat. This non-technical training is a companion to the free Accessible Digital Office Document (ADOD) resource that the IDRC maintains.

See the IDRC website for more information on the types of training available and our rates.

Contact Us

WebSavvy consultations, website evaluations, and accessibility training are completed by the IDRC's own experts, all of whom possess years of experience in web and office document accessibility. To enquire about any of our services or to receive a free quote, please contact the Websavvy Co-ordinator.