Everyone who needs your service or website should be able to use it. This includes people with visual, hearing, cognitive or motor impairments, those with learning difficulties, and older people.
Your service must be accessible to users regardless of their digital confidence and access to a digital environment. This includes users in remote areas and users with different devices. For example, Yukon.ca is designed specifically so people in Yukon communities can use and load the pages with lower bandwidth.
Make your content accessible
When planning content, it’s important to make sure it is:
- clear and easy to read;
- inclusive; and
Build your service or website to be accessible
You must build your service or website to be accessible to meet criteria 9 in the digital service standards.
We strive for compliance with Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0, Level AA.
- See how to plan for accessibility in discovery.
- See how to show you are considering accessibility as you develop your prototype (alpha).
- See how to demonstrate accessibility requirements are being met in beta.