Web Accessibility

Web accessibility provides an optimal experience to all people “whatever their hardware, software, network infrastructure, native language, culture, geographical location, or physical or mental ability” (World Wide Web Consortium) (External Website). For example, it allows:

Blind people to use the site;

  • People with a physical disability to navigate without using the mouse;
  • Colour-blind people to distinguish colours;
  • People with little command of English or French to better understand the text;
  • Seniors to easily use the site.

Accessibility Verification

The following software tools were used to verify site compliance to Government of Québec Web accessibility standards (external website) (in French):

  • Jaws 18 / IE 11
  • NVDA 2018 / Chrome 65
  • NVDA 2018 / IE 11
  • The W3C HTML validator
  • aXe: the Accessibility Engine
  • Web Developer Toolbar
  • Color Contrast Analyzer

Assistance

Don't hesitate to contact us if you need assistance when navigating, filling out a form or if you cannot access certain content using adaptive technologies.

Timetable for the full implementation of compliance

We are aware that the site does not yet meet the WCAG standards of compliance and we are working on it.  We’re doing everything we can to ensure that, by September 2019, the site will include:

  • Text equivalents for images;
  • Replacement versions for temporal media;
  • Adaptable content that can be presented in various ways without loss of information or structure;
  • Distinguishable content that will facilitate its visual and auditory perception;
  • Keyboard-accessible features;
  • Guidance elements to facilitate navigation and locate content and site position display;
  • More easily understood information and user interfaces;
  • Better compatibility with current and future user agents, including assistance technologies.

Updated: November 2018