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Working with the Windsor-Essex Community Health Unit, Wired Solutions developed a user-driven search engine to allow Windsor-Essex community members to research the food safety rating of their favorite local establishments. Wired Solutions also developed a dedicated web database to organize and store food safety reports.
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Wired Solutions is a full service web development agency located in Windsor, Ontario. Since 1998, our team has developed complex web and software applications for private and public sector clients across the country. We specialize in complex, large scale and customized web application development, integrated design and online marketing strategies. From public sector clients, including provincial ministries, higher learning facilities and public health agencies, to private sector business owners, we provide software solutions that solve real business needs. Let us help you fulfill your online and business objectives with fully integrated web-based solutions.
- Full service web development agency.
- Specialized in developing complex & customized web-based software and application development.
- Committed to personal, one-on-one consultation and service.
- Innovating & empowering businesses by streamlining work processes and engaging internal and external stakeholders through interactivity.
An iterative, full service approach to creating custom applications.
Our multi-faceted approach to development allows us to work directly with our clients from project inception to completion, ensuring a high-quality error-free final product.
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In partnership with the Ontario Ministry of Education, Wired Solutions continues to upgrade our custom Seat Reservation System (SRS), allowing guidance counselors to register students for online classes anywhere in Canada.
Now, SRS users can enjoy the latest iteration, which includes intuitive new features such as:
- Expanding reporting features that allow guidance counselors and teachers to run new reports
- A new registration interface to allow for quicker, more streamlined student registration
- The ability to important student lists for bulk registration and speedy multi-student registration
- A responsive and upgraded User Interface for optimal site viewing across multiple mobile devices
To learn more about this project, be sure to check the full details in our Portfolio entry, or review our News article on the new iteration's development process.
If you have any questions regarding our custom web applications or additional services, please feel free to call us at 519-250-7786 or send your inquires to email@example.com reading
The Victorian Order of Nurses (VON) Windsor-Essex is committed to supporting the community through dedicated community health programs and solutions such as: Meals on Wheels, Home Help, Supportive Housing and Prenatal Education.
This Saturday, August 31st, you’re invited to join Wired Solutions and countless other local businesses and community members as we honour the many contributions of the VON at the Fogolar Furlan Polenta Gala. Proceeds from ticket sales as well as silent auction and raffle donations will directly benefit VON’s community support programs and services as well as their continuous efforts in delivering innovative comprehensive health and social services in the Windsor-Essex region and across the country.
Enjoy wine tasting from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. followed by a decadent white glove, seven course gala dinner and entertainment by Big Louie & The Band. Explore the Silent Auction, where you’ll find a series of great prizes to bid on, including the iPad donated by our team at Wired Solutions.
Individual tickets are available for $70 and corporate tables of 10 are available at a discounted $650. Partial tax receipts are available with the purchase of your tickets. To purchase tickets for this great event, or to find out how your business can support the VON, please call 519-254-2866 ext. 6302 or visit www.escvon.com.
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The World Wide Web is a marvel of modern ingenuity. Its existence has elevated the exchange of information to previously unheard of levels for people the world over. We now depend upon it – to varying degrees - in virtually every aspect of our life.
Now imagine your world without it. Worse yet, imagine knowing of it – but not being able to use it, even if you wanted to.
It’s a reality many of those with physical or intellectual challenges face every day. An effort from the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) is looking to change that, however, through its Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) and, more specifically, the adoption of WCAG (Web Content Accessibility Guidelines) – all designed to establish specific web standards.
More pointedly, it directly affects your organization. First, some background . . .
ALL ABOUT W3C, WAI and WCAG
The World Wide Web Consortium or W3C, is a group founded by Sir Timothy Berners-Lee (the man credited as literally inventing the web itself) who believes, “the power of the Web is in its universality. Access by everyone regardless of disability is an essential aspect.” This includes people that utilize technology such as screen readers, speech recognition software, Braille terminals and screen magnification, due to any number of challenges:
- Blindness and low vision
- Deafness and hearing loss
- Learning disabilities
- Cognitive limitations
- Limited movement
- Speech disabilities
- any combination therein
The W3C’s Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) is the by-product of various world leaders from within the fields of industry, disability organizations, research labs and government, all striving to make the web as accessible as possible through the establishment of specific web standards.
WCAG (or Web Content Accessibility Guidelines) is the actual means through which an organization can gauge their accessibility and identify areas in need of improvement.
WHAT DOES WCAG COVER?
WCAG is written as a series of testable statements designed to determine how content can be made more accessible for all users in general. None of the criteria is technology-specific. The guidelines cover several areas:
• providing alternatives for time-based media
• creating content that can be presented in different ways
• making foreground and background content distinguishable from each other
• making all functionality available from a keyboard
• providing enough time for users to read and use content
• ensuring the content is not designed in a way known to cause seizures
• provide ways to help users navigate and find content
• making text readable and understandable
• making web pages that appear and operate in predictable ways
• helping users avoid and correct mistakes
• maximizing compatibility with current and future user agents, including assistive technologies
HOW ELSE DOES WCAG HELP WEB ACCESSBILITY?
WCAG also plays an important role in the ever-evolving world of mobile media, particularly with users of smartphones or text-based browers that utilize them to surf the web. In addition, WCAG also takes users with slower internet connections into consideration, along with those without a keyboard or mouse.
The guidelines were first introduced in 1999, with a WCAG 2.0 put into play at the end of 2008. Various governments across the world have already adapted, or, are in the process of adapting, these standards or measures based upon similar criteria, including those in France, Italy, Hong Kong, Japan, Australia and the United States.
CANADA’S ROLE IN WEBSITE ACCESSBILITY
Canada’s federal government led the world by first introducing its accessibility-centric Common Look & Feel (CLF) policy. It has since been replaced with its Standard On Web Accessibility and Standard on Web Usability.
HOW DO I KNOW IF MY ORGANIZATION MUST COMPLY WITH THESE ACCESSIBILITY STANDARDS?
The Jodhan vs. Attorney General of Canada ruling requires the Canadian government to update the guidelines to WCAG 2.0. This was implemented as the Standard on Web Accessibility on Aug 1, 2011. 2.2 Section 6.1.1 applies to all web pages that: are public facing; the department is accountable for; and are provided through Government of Canada web sites. 2.3 Section 6.1.1 does not apply to: web content that the department is not accountable for; and web pages that are archived on the web. It also does not apply to video content provided exclusively for reuse by media for broadcast purposes.
HOW WILL THE “STANDARD ON WEB ACCESSIBILITY” BE IMPLEMENTED IN CANADA?
2.4 Section 6.1.1 is implemented in phases and applies as follows:
Phase I (August 1, 2011 - February 29, 2012)
- All Web site home pages and pages referenced from Web site home pages
- Significant number of web pages that provide the most important information and services for individuals and businesses including rights and benefits
- Significant number of web pages that are the most frequently used
- All new web pages published post October 1, 2011 must immediately conform
Phase II (March 1, 2012 - July 31, 2012)
- Additional Web pages that provide the most important information and services for individuals and businesses including rights and benefits
- Additional Web pages that are the most frequently used
Phase III (August 1, 2012 - July 31, 2013)
- Remaining Web pages
HOW DOES MY WEBSITE BECOME WCAG COMPLIANT?
Wired Solutions offers a FREE website accessibility test and offers recommendations on how to improve the overall accessibility (as per WAI). If desired, we can then also put these measures into action. Wired Solutions can also, if desired, design a new website from the ground up – with WCAG compliance built in.
Either way, Wired Solutions is your best choice for bringing your organization up to WCAG standards.continue reading