Accessible web content: It’s the law—and we can help!

AODA stands for the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. The Act aims to identify and remove barriers to web accessibility for people with vision, hearing or other disabilities.

AODA compliance has been required in Ontario for all website content since January 2021. Other jurisdictions are also introducing similar requirements. Luckily, TRSB can help.

Save weeks of production time by having TRSB handle this component. We address accessibility issues as your documents are translated and laid out. Upon completion, you’ll also receive an official report documenting proof of compliance.

Making a website AODA compliant


You’ve just pressed the button and You’ve just pressed the button and launched your new website, only to realize the content isn’t compliant with the Accessibility Act.


Our experts work to two levels of WCAG 2.0 compliance (Web Content Accessibility Guidelines of the World Wide Web Consortium), depending on your requirements: level A or level AA. Upon completion, you receive a compliance report (PAC 3 or Adobe Acrobat Pro, depending on the level) that documents our quality control process and completion of the WCAG 2.0 checklist.

Working with files in multiple formats (Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Visio, Indesign, PDF) and often in multiple languages, our team makes sure that everything on screen can be read by screen readers and is fully AODA compliant:

  • For images, they provide text alternatives that can be read back
  • For tables, they specify reading order so the screen reader knows which line goes with which column
  • They ensure all type is sans serif and high enough in contrast to be read easily
  • They also check foreground and background colours for contrast
  • They ensure the table of contents links properly to all sections and subsections
  • They adjust type size as needed
  • They ensure all links are logical and working

Have a complex job on deck? A financial report, perhaps? With TRSB, it’s all smooth sailing. Some examples:

  1. A regulatory outfit had 2,000 files in need of compliance on very tight turnaround. TRSB delivered right on time, providing text alternatives for every major visual element.
  2. A big insurance company regularly sends us website content for translation. Once we finish the regular process, the job is handed off to our technical team, which processes all text‑related visuals to deliver AODA‑compliant PDF files.
  3. A client updated their website and wanted to make sure the content was still accessible. Knowing that the AODA process needs to be restarted from scratch whenever the page layout or visuals change (images, text boxes, graphics, etc.), TRSB deployed the necessary resources to ensure the site could launch on schedule.

Making your web content accessible is like going through a second translation process, but one designed for people with vision, hearing or other disabilities. Seem daunting? We’re here to help.