OpenText is required to comply with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (AODA) as a private organization with 50+ employees based in Ontario. These regulations require "new and significantly refreshed public websites" meet WCAG 2.0 Level A (Government of Ontario, Canada, 2015).
This audit uncovered many accessibility problems with the OpenText corporate website and no page reviewed satisfied this preliminary first check of accessibility features, a check with a satisfaction threshold below WCAG Level A. Common problems include
- Color contrast ratio failures site wide
- Content inaccessible to users with keyboards and screen readers
- Significant lack of text alternatives for images and multimedia objects
- Incorrect usage of headings
- Inaccessible video content
- Generic link text and empty links