Since 2000, the experts at Just Accessibility have provided accessible website design and content conversion. We have extensive experience completing documents meeting our client’s requirements and have worked with a variety of standards and guidelines including:

WCAG 2.1

In June 2018, the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) unveiled the latest update to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines with the release of WCAG 2.1. The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.1 (WCAG 2.1) covers a wide range of recommendations for making Web content more accessible.

WCAG 2.1 builds on and extends WCAG 2.0, all WCAG 2.0 success criteria are included in WCAG 2.1 with the same number and same wording. As well, the level of conformance continues to be A, AA, or AAA.

Currently, the WCAG 2.0 guidelines form the basis of many regulations such as AODA, TBS of Canada requirements, etc. It's expected the new 2.1 standard will become be used as the standard in the months ahead.


The Government of Canada has committed to providing accessible and barrier free access for workers and customers through the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA).

AODA requires web content conform to WCAG 2.0. This includes website design, coding, as well as PDF and HTML content.

Treasury Board Secretariat (TBS) of Canada

TBS requires all Government of Canada websites comply with the WCAG 2.0 criteria. This includes website design, usability, HTML, and PDF content. To assist the creation of accessible websites, TBS provides the Web Experience Toolkit (WET). WET includes reusable components for building and maintaining accessible, usable, and interoperable websites. Our server environment includes a WET “sandbox” to replicate GoC clients’ environment. For clients following the WET standard, we can fully test integration of your template prior to delivery.

Section 508

In 1998, Congress amended the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 to require Federal agencies to make their electronic and information technology (EIT) accessible to people with disabilities. Under Section 508, United States Federal agencies must give disabled employees and members of the public access to information that is comparable to access available to others.

The law applies to federal agencies and they are required to provide information and data access to disabled federal employees and citizens.

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

The intent of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is to make American Society more accessible to people with disabilities. The ADA requires all US-based organizations provide access to information when requested by people with disabilities.


The PDF/UA (“Universal Accessibility”) specification, or ISO 14289, applies to PDF only. A document conforming to PDF/UA does not necessarily meet WCAG 2.0.