AODA Deadline Passes: Is your Restaurant Menu Accessible?
by Geof Collis
January 4, 2013
On January 1, 2014 Large Companies are required to adhere to the next phase of the Integrated Accessibility Regulation part of which includes:
Designated public sector organizations and large organizations shall make their Internet websites and web content conform with the World Wide Web Consortium Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0, initially at Level A and increasing to Level AA, and shall do so in accordance with the schedule set out in this section.
1. By January 1, 2014, new Internet websites and web content on those sites must conform with WCAG 2.0 Level A.
Except as otherwise provided, every obligated organization shall upon request provide or arrange for the provision of accessible formats and communication supports for persons with disabilities,
(a) in a timely manner that takes into account the person’s accessibility needs due to disability; and
(b) at a cost that is no more than the regular cost charged to other persons.
(2) The obligated organization shall consult with the person making the request in determining the suitability of an accessible format or communication support.
Even if you are considered a small company and accessible Menu makes good business sense.
So? Is the Menu on your website Accessible?
What about Menus in your Restaurant, what options do you have for a Blind person who doesn’t read Braille or Large Print?
What do you have to offer upon request or in a timely manner?
You could have your Staff read it to them but is that a wise use of your Resources, especially during peak hours?
Consider also Independence is of utmost importance to them!
aMenu has the answer for you, we’ll handle the Accessibility and it is only $150.00 a year, you just tell your Patrons to go to www.amenu.ca on their desktop computer(at home) or Mobile device (in your establishment) if they have one and search for your Restaurant.
Get Accessible and Mobile Friendly for Less Than a Dollar a Week!
To create an Accessible Menu all you need do is go to our easy to fill out Form and add information such as your address, website if available, phone and of course your Menu items then proceed to PayPal, once your payment is processed your Menu is live and you can edit it at anytime, you dont need any Webmaster skills whatsoever, either you or your Staff could complete the form or edit it in no time at all.
aMenu is a “Yellow Pages” type Directory, AODA compliant, easily searchable, Mobile friendly, has a translate to French option and different viewing preferences and all for $150.00, the CN Tower is already on board see www.amenu.ca/360-restaurant/.
Not only is all the above true, you’ll also rank high in Search Engines, CN Tower is on the first page of a Google search using the criteria “CN Tower Restaurant Menu”, at this writing it was 5th place, you could be as well for less than a dollar a week!
Your Menu/Restaurant will also be advertised in our weekly Newsletter, Accessibility News at www.accessibilitynews.ca.
So why not get AODA compliant and Mobile friendly today just visit www.amenu.ca/create/ and get started!