Part 1, we had the Accessibility Directorate of Ontario answer
questions regarding websites being significantly refreshed and
In this Q&A, the Accessibility Directorate of Ontario
answers questions regarding micro-sites. To see who falls under a
"Large Organization" or "Designated Public Sector
Part 1 of this series.
Question:If a Large Organization or
Designated Public Sector Organization creates a micro-site in 2014,
which is not password-protected, does it need to conform with WCAG
2.0 Level A?
Answer: Section 14 of the Integrated
Accessibility Standards Regulation includes requirements for
internet websites for designated public sector
organizations and large private and not-for-profit
organizations. There are currently no requirements for
intranets or extranets for designated public sector organizations
or large private/not-for-profit organizations.
If a large private/not-for-profit organization or designated
public sector organization creates a micro-site in 2014 which is
not password-protected, and that micro-site is considered an
internet site, it would need to conform with WCAG 2.0 Level A. It
is up to an organization to determine if that micro-site is
considered an internet, intranet or extranet.
Question:Does the answer to the
previous question change if the micro-site is
Answer: For large private/not-for-profit
organizations or designated public sector organizations, only
internet websites have accessibility requirements. An
internet website may have a separate section with
controlled/restricted access, which may be considered an extranet
website. An extranet website is considered an extension of an
organization's intranet website or internet network.
Extranet websites allow outside users with internet connections
controlled access to an organization's internal network usually
for specific business or educational purposes. An extranet
website is available to a target audience and not the public
There are currently no accessibility requirements under the
Integrated Accessibility Standards Regulation for intranet or
extranet websites for large private/not-for-profit organizations or
designated public sector organizations. As a result, the
information contained on the webpages once a user has entered that
portion of the site that is only available to registered users
would be considered an "extranet" and therefore would not
have to conform with WCAG 2.0. Despite this, users can request that
this content be provided in an accessible format under
Section 12 of the Integrated Accessibility Standards Regulation
– Accessible Formats and Communication Supports.
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