Advocate says government has improved websites accessibility for the blind

Advocate says government has improved websites accessibility for the blind
TORONTO – A blind activist who spent years battling the federal government in court over website accessibility for the visually impaired believes her long-fought legal victory should be the first step of a national crusade.Donna Jodhan said a court ruling compelling the federal government to ensure its web-based material is accessible to blind users relying on screen-reading technology is an important victory, but argues other public and private sector organizations should heed the lessons raised by her case.Jodhan announced on Wednesday that the drawn-out legal battle that pitted her against the office of the Attorney General of Canada has come to a close after more than three years of legal wrangling.Both parties have agreed not to challenge a Federal Court of Appeal decision which upheld a ruling from November 2010.In that ruling, justice...