Accessibility Resources

Resources

Hosting a meeting - make sure your meeting is accessible.

Meeting Requirements Form


Grants

https://www.canada.ca/en/employment-social-development/programs/enabling-accessibility-fund.html

Federal Grant, Three levels for funding (tip: get a youth coordinator or two!)



Website Resources

https://www.accessibilitystatementgenerator.com/

Website Accessibility statement generator. Have web developers go through this checklist and it will automatically generate a statement on the accessibility of your website to post. You also will be aware of changes needed to update accessibility to your website

https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/siteimprove-accessibility/djcglbmbegflehmbfleechkjhmedcopn/related

Download this Google Chrome Extension. When you click the extension on any website, it will generate a report that explains where the website doesn’t meet the standards of the “Website Content Accessibility Guidelines” (WCAG 2.0)

 

City of Edmonton - Measuring Up

The City of Edmonton's strategic plan, The Way Ahead, is moving our city towards a bold vision for the future, including:

  • Improving livability for people of all abilities and backgrounds.
  • Developing facilities and infrastructure that are accessible by all.
  • Improving accessibility throughout the city by enforcing municipal bylaws.


Ontario’s Municipality guidelines

https://www.ontario.ca/page/accessibility-rules-municipalities

Take a look at how Ontario has presented the guidelines to municipalities, and the general timelines they have to get a better sense of what will be expected in the future. Then get ahead of it!

 

For any questions on any of these resources, or if you’re looking for more information on anything specific please email accessibility@vadsociety.ca, or call 780-488-9088 and ask for Sam