DRT Launches New Accessible Web site

WHITBY, ON, November 13, 2012 – DRT is delighted to announce the launch of a new accessible Web site to better serve the needs of transit riders in Durham Region. The Web site applies the Web Consortium Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0, Level A, the internationally accepted standard for web accessibility developed by the World Web Consortium (W3C).
Features of the new site include:
  • Prominent homepage placement of the Bus Schedule Finder and Route Maps
  • Simplified, high-contrast design for easy navigation
  • Daily Poll function to provide quick feedback from customers
  • Wider Bus Schedule Finder template with the option to view next and previous stops
  • Route map selection by individual municipality
  • Service Alerts email subscription service
  • Closed captioned videos
  • Language translation and text size selection options
    “The new DRT Web site takes a proactive approach to the standards and implementation timelines outlined by the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA),” said DRT General Manager, Ted Galinis. “We also took the opportunity to enhance the user experience with easier to find maps and schedules. Passengers now have options to subscribe to email alerts, follow on Twitter or Facebook and receive service changes and notice of disruptions.”
    Durham Region Corporate Services – Information Technology played an important role in the development of the proposal, determining appropriate technology and implementing the design.  Corporate Services – Information Technology will provide technical support in the future.
    DRT urges you to visit www.durhamregiontransit.com today to explore the exciting features and function of this re-designed Web site.
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    Media Inquiries:
    Susan Dickison, Communications Coordinator, DRT Support Services
    susan.dickison@durham.ca 905-668-4113 ext. 3754