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Section 6
Achieving Internet Accessibility

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Over the past decade, the Board has had to face an increase in legislative responsibility along with directives for significant economic restraint. This has caused challenges to the Board's limited resources...more

Summons To Witness

A summons to witness (or subpoena) is a legal document that orders a person to attend a Board proceeding, sometimes requiring the person to bring specific documents to the hearing...more

Video Magnification and TTY

In response to client needs and concerns, the Ontario Labour Relations Board is reducing barriers to information...more

Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2001: Implementing Section 6

The government introduced the Ontarian with Disabilities Act 2001 (ODA) after consultation with the community of persons with disabilities. Section 6 of the Act was proclaimed on December 31, 2002. This section of the ODA requires that  "the Government of Ontario shall provide its Internet sites in a format that is accessible to persons with disabilities, unless it is not technically feasible to do so."

Achieving Internet Accessibility

The Ontario Labour Relations Board has built into its website design the W3C (World Wide Web Consortium) Priority I and II Accessibility Guidelines.

Site Navigation H1, H2, H3 tags are used for hierarchical headings.
Keyboard Navigation - pages can be navigated using the TAB and ENTER keys
Skip Navigation Link - Each page contains a Skip Navigation link that will take you to the beginning of the content area.
Access Keys - Shortcut keys that will take you to the corresponding pages.
Links All links have title attributes that describe the link in greater detail.
Images All graphic images include descriptive ALT tags that describe the function of each image.
Cascading Style Sheets Uses style sheets for visual layout and style. The content of each page is still readable when a browsing device does not support style sheets.
Fonts & Background Font type, size, and colour and background colour can be overridden by users own customized settings.
Content All content meets W3C standards (HTML 4.01 & CSS2) and conforms with the W3C's AA compliancy standards, and WAI accessibility guidelines
Tables Data tables contain descriptions for screen readers. Layout tables - no complex table structures and pages can be easily resized.

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