Accessibility Audit

Executive Summary

OpenText is required to comply with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (AODA) external as a private organization with 50+ employees based in Ontario. These regulations require "new and significantly refreshed public websites" meet WCAG 2.0 Level AA by 1 January 2020 (Government of Ontario, Canada, 2015).

This audit uncovered many accessibility problems with the OpenText corporate website and no page reviewed satisfied this preliminary first check of accessibility features, a check with a satisfaction threshold below WCAG Level A. Common problems include

  • Color contrast ratio failures site wide
  • Content inaccessible to users with keyboards and screen readers
  • Significant lack of text alternatives for images and multimedia objects
  • Incorrect usage of headings
  • Inaccessible video content
  • Generic link text and empty links

screenshot showing that websites in Ontario must comply with accessiblity WCAG 2.0 level A by 2014 and WCAG 2.0 Level AA by 2021

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About Rachele

IAAP Certified Web Accessibility Professional

I believe in information integrity and accessibility for all through inclusive design principles and I have a wide breadth of knowledge in many areas of web standards and user experience design including HTML, CSS, cross-browser testing, accessibility best practices, information architecture, interaction design, wireframing, prototyping and usability testing.

I earned my Master's Degree in Information Studies from the University of Texas at Austin School of Information external.

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