Canadian Judgments Need Style

The new situation derives from an application that resulted in a Federal Court decision (mostly reaffirmed by the Federal Court of Appeal) to the effect that all departments and agencies must make their websites accessible by August 30th 2013. The accessibility requirements go far beyond carrying on a comprehensive cleanup of web pages. Practical solutions to provide accessible information are starting to appear, but the requirements affect not only governments’ web activity but have implications far upstream, as in the way documents are prepared and, more interestingly, in the way they are written.