Who must comply
By law, you must make new and significantly refreshed public websites accessible if you are:
- a private or non-profit organization with 50+ employees; or
- a public sector organization
- Beginning January 1, 2014: new public websites, significantly refreshed websites and any web content posted after January 1, 2012 must meet Web Content Accessibility Guidelines WCAG 2.0 Level A
- Beginning January 1, 2021: all public websites and web content posted after January 1, 2012 must meet WCAG 2.0 Level AA other than criteria 1.2.4 (live captions) and 1.2.5 (pre-recorded audio descriptions)
Is my website accessible?
You can use an online tool to check if your website is accessible. Using an online accessibility checker does not guarantee that you will find all accessibility issues with your website. Some issues that appear are outside of your ability to fix within PCCWeb as they are a result of plugins or our Web Application Firewall (WAF) that are maintained by third party developers.
This is an example of an online accessibility checker that can help you find accessibility issues with your new or refreshed website: