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Canada’s Online Public Service Recruitment Accessibility

The CBC reports on a woman who is suing the federal government for its lack of screen reader compatible forms on the public service recruitment website.

While the lack of compatibility is, in and of itself, surprising, more surprising is the government’s apparent intransigence. It will be difficult for the government to prove that making the PSR website screen reader compatible would constitute an undue hardship. Thus, the courts are likely to uphold equal access laws in this case. The feds would be well-advised to save their lawyers some work and settle.

Link: http://www.cbc.ca/canada/toronto/story/2010/09/18/to-blind-accessible-feds.html