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Accessibility News

OEG and CapCHI Presentation
WATS.ca cofounder Derek Featherstone presented "Web Accessibility and Usability: The Human Factor" in Ottawa.
Posted: November 18, 2004
by Derek Featherstone
Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act
The Province of Ontario proposes new legislation to better address accessibility for people with disabilties.
Posted: November 11, 2004
by Derek Featherstone

Recent Web Accessibility Articles

Making it Accessible: A look at Weighted Lists
The first in a series of articles on making web content more accessible, we look at weighted lists, the information they convey and how we might make the information available to everyone.
Posted: January 23, 2005
by Derek Featherstone
The Firefox browser and JAWS - at last!
Our favorite browser finally bites. First off, let's be very clear. We like Firefox. A lot! But up until now, it lacked the teeth required for users in the visually impaired community.
Posted: January 14, 2005
by John Foliot
A Different Web Accessibility Primer
A sample from A Different Web Accessibility Primer, published at DMXZone.com by WATS.ca co-founder Derek Featherstone
Posted: November 24, 2004
by Derek Featherstone

Recently Published Resources on WATS.ca

We work with both public and private sector clients to create web sites that are universally accessible, fast, focused and easy to use.

Accessibility is not something that you can simply add to a web site. It requires the planning, knowledge, and skill to make it an integral part of any web development and design project.

The WATS.ca team has both the skills and experience to meet all your web related needs.

Compliancy Testing

Gain expert insight. The principals of WATS.ca who previously delivered extensive technical consulting to the former TBS / WATS Accessibility testing service are now making their expertise available to your organization.

Courses, Seminars and Workshops

Keep up to date. Our informative seminars, and practical hands-on training courses in building universally accessible web sites can be tailored to the seasoned developer or to content creators and management decision makers.


Our diverse experience ensures we are comfortable in most web environments. We are hands on developers; we deliver more than just theory or vague promises. We understand the web!

Web Development Services

Flexible to fit your needs. WATS.ca web developers are well-versed with both accessibility and Government of Canada Common Look and Feel Guidelines, and are committed to Web Standards.

Standards and Strategy Development

Eliminate the guesswork. From site architecture and design, to Privacy policies and authoring guides, a blueprint for your site will save you and your team money, time and frustration.

Resource Library

Save yourself time. Get access to the downloadable tools, utilities, and documentation we use in our development and accessibility work everyday.

Based in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, WATS.ca is a joint venture between bytown internet and Further Ahead Inc. For more information, please contact us at info@wats.ca