Lexum Trains Federal Courts Staff on Accessibility

Lexum is currently training the personnel of the federal courts of Canada on how to produce accessible decisions and other documents by using word processing software such as Microsoft Word. The training involves the review of the federal courts templates and reports, the provision of an accessible decision preparation guide, as well as the delivery of sessions focusing on the best practices regarding the operation of text processing applications. The overall objective of the training is to produce and disseminates court decisions fulfilling the requirements of WCAG 2.0 (AA level) included in the Common Look and Feel (CLF) of the Government of Canada. Coupling this approach with the use of Lexum’s automatic file conversion technology allows the federal courts to meet the accessibility requirements without having to manually clean individual HTML files before posting them to its websites. By doing so the courts minimize the efforts to be invested for the ongoing production of accessible court decisions.