Federal Websites Standard on Web Accessibility: Lexum is ready for July 31!

The deadline to meet the requirements of the Common Look and Feel (CLF) of the Government of Canada is July 31st, 2013. With Decisia Lexum already offers an ideal platform for courts and tribunals that must comply with high standards of Web accessiblity. But compliance with the new federal standard requires that each document posted on a website belonging to the Government of Canada meets the requirements of WCAG 2.0 up to the AA level. This implies, among other things, appropriate marking of:

  • Heading levels
  • Lists formatting
  • Quotations

When a large volume of documents is involved, reaching this goal requires the use of the corresponding features in text processing software. In this context Lexum has developed accessible templates as well as a document conversation process preserving the structural markup of documents. With these tools, Lexum is able to support its clients seeking to produce accessible documents on an ongoing basis or to improve the accessibility of existing documents.