Federal Court of Appeal Reaffirms That Inaccessible Federal Government Websites Violate the Constitutional Rights of Blind Canadians

PROOF WEBSITE ACESSIBILITY TIMELINES IN AODA ACCESSIBILITY STANDARDS ARE TOO LONG

Public and private sector organizations cannot assume that if they comply with the Integrated Accessibility Regulation’s excessively long website accessibility timelines, they are fulfilling all their website accessibility obligations to persons with disabilities. The Charter of Rights and the Human Rights Code take precedence over the AODA where they impose stronger accessibility requirements or shorter time lines than does a standard enacted under the AODA. The Jodhan decision requires far more prompt action for the Federal Government to retrofit its websites.

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