Jodhan wins landmark case against federal government to fix inaccessible websites

  • November 29, 2010
  • David Baker
  • Comments Off on Jodhan wins landmark case against federal government to fix inaccessible websites

Toronto – November 29, 2010 – Today the Federal Court of Canada released a landmark decision concerning the right of Canadians with disabilities to access government websites.

Justice Kelen has ruled that Canada’s federal government must deliver key websites in a useable format for blind and partially-sighted Canadians. Canada will now be joining with numerous other countries – such as the United States, Australia and EU member states – that have already made their federal websites accessible. The tools and standards for building accessible websites are inexpensive and widely available to web developers.

Click on the following links to view the full release: Plain text | PDF.

Click on the following links to view Justice Kelen’s full decision. The first several pages of the document provide a detailed overview of the matter: Plain text | PDF.

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