Digital accessibility is the degree to which a product, device, service or environment is accessible to individuals with disabilities. “Digital Accessibility” concerns the ability of persons with disabilities to access electronic resources such as the Internet, software, mobile devices, e-readers, etc.
George Brown College is committed to making its programs and facilities accessible to all members of the college community, including individuals with disabilities. This commitment to accessibility extends to digital, electronic, multimedia and other technology resources at the College.
"The power of the Web is its universality. Access by everyone regardless of disability is an essential aspect" –Tim Berners-Lee, W3C Director and inventor of the World Wide Web
It is imperative that we deliver information that is inclusive on our websites. The Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) at the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) brings together people across industries, government, research and disability organizations around the world to develop guidelines and resources to support web accessibility for all.
The following resources are the "go-to" standards:
The following are tools to test web pages for conformance to various accessibility guidelines
Colour Contrast Checkers:
Technology and tools that we use to share and distribute information and to communicate with one another have become indispensable in modern societies. It is important to consider accessibility in the development of mobile applications. Below are some resources to support those involved in the development of mobile apps.
In 2012 a research based report was released entitled "Taking Ontario Mobile" . The report provides recommendations for how mobile technologies are part of a financially responsible solution to providing better access to services for Ontarians.